American music icon Snoop Dogg made his Dubai debut as he welcomed the New Year 2013 with his Atelier Festival performance at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.
The “Beautiful” artist, Dogg, grabbed crowd’s attention the moment he stepped on the platform wearing the Emirati-style “kandoura,” traditional male Emirati dress.
Dogg, 41, now also known as “Snoop Lion” may have hit high notes and swayed the Dubai crowd with his headline show, but the iconic rapper said he was not willing to hit the top of world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, during his stay in Dubai, 7Days news reported on Wednesday.
This has sparked local media speculations that the rapper may be afraid of heights.
But that won’t stop the American star from indulging in the city’s finest delicacies while on his tour, from “finger-licking good” KFC to exploring the spicy and curried flavors of Pakistani “desi” cuisines at popular Dubai restaurant Ravi’s.
“I don’t know if I’ll go to the very top,” he said in reference to Burj Khalifa, but the rapper is hunting for Ravi’s chicken biryani.
He added: “I do international, so I got taste and sample for stuff around the world.” And from Dubai it will be “Ravi’s, we’re on our way baby -mmmm chicken biryani baby,” he told 7Days.
Referring to the all things associated to the Middle East, the superstar said that in America, people label “wild things” about Middle East countries like Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Lebanon.
However, visiting the region, which is bouncing with vibrating energy and surrounded by “beautiful people” gives different perspective, he said, adding “when we go back to America we tell everybody what a beautiful place this is.”
The “Harder Times” artist wrapped his rapping performance with a compelling five- word message, which he hopes to echo in his homeland, America: “Peace in the Middle East.”