Snoop Dogg is a legend today, but back in the 1990s, he was a kid in Long Beach, Calif. who Dr. Dre discovered and helped mold into a superstar. Their first interaction, however, is kind of funny.
In a teaser clip of Dre’s upcoming HBO series, The Defiant Ones, both men tell the story of their first conversation.
Dre says he heard an old Snoop mixtape at a bachelor party and was blown away. So, he told his stepbrother Warren G he wanted to meet Snoop, calling him “a f*cking diamond in the rough and we need to polish it up!”
When Dre reached out to Snoop for the first time, however, Snoop hung up on him, thinking it was a prank. “This ain’t no motherf*ckin’ Dr. Dre,” he said.
The call took a follow-up voicemail from Dre to convince Snoop it was really him. They eventually hit the story, and the rest is history.
Watch the full clip below. The Defiant Ones is slated to premiere on HBO July 9.