Snoop Dogg’s estranged son Julian Broadus recently spoke to our sources about his connection with his famous father. Or lack thereof, we guess.
The rapper and music mogul seems to have found out about the existence of Julian in 2008, which is pretty incredible when you consider how quickly a rising net worth can lure relatives out of the woodwork (and what cringe-worthy actions it can inspire them to do, à la Kanye’s sex-tape-extortionist cousin).
The stickiness of Julian’s conception may have something to do with Snoop’s alleged dodgy-ness. He apparently knocked up his former high school sweetheart Laurie Holmond after he had already married his wife Shante Broadus. Classy.
“When I told Calvin I was pregnant, he said, ‘I don’t know how I’m going to tell Shante," Holmond told Star. “But when Julian was born, Calvin was right there, and he took responsibility like a man."
Holmond claimed she took the rapper to court, established paternity and he agreed to take care of his son.
But, for what it’s worth, he did seem to step up to the fatherhood plate—well, at the very, very beginning at least.
Nowadays though, Julian claims that Snoop is completely MIA when it comes to being a dad and that Snoop’s unwillingness to associate with him is hurtful and harmful to his well-being.
He also says that it is difficult to become a man without his father’s guidance and that “being [Snoop’s] son is a huge part of [his] life that I’ll never be able to run away from"