Snoop Dogg: I wanna be Benny Hill

Rapper is a big fan...

Snoop Dogg is such a big fan of Benny Hill that he wants to ‘white up’ to play the comedian in a movie.’

The rapper said: ‘I love Benny Hill. He one of my favourites of all time. Like, the way Benny did it, he was just amazing.

‘Just seeing how he put songs together and comedy and the timing and the sketches. He was way ahead of his time.’

He told the Observer: ‘I would like to play Benny Hill in the Benny Hill movie. I'll even paint my face white.’

And as all the cheesy impressionists say maybe it’ll go a little something like this..

It’s not the first time Snoop has expressed such sentiments, as he said similar things last year.

Published: 19 Jun 2011

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