Snoop Dogg received a true Scottish welcome as he touched down in Scotland ahead of his show at the OVO Hydro. The rapper stepped off the plane and was greeted by Perthshire bagpiper Ross Ainslie who played a cover of his and Dr Dre’s 1999 hit ‘Still DRE’.
The rap icon described the performance as ‘f***** dope’ and gave a thumbs up before he hopped into a people carrier to continue his journey. He was then filmed dancing on the tarmac and sharing the moment with his social media followers.
Ainslie has previously performed at Celtic Connections and was given a day’s notice to play the bagpipes for the American rapper. But he jumped at the chance to meet the hip-hop star and put his skills to the test.
Snoop has always been a big fan of Scotland, with his family hailing from the area. He has performed at a number of trad-festivals in the past, and is a self-professed Celtic and Rangers fan.
In his video, Snoop can be seen smiling and clapping along to the bagpipes performance. He says it was ‘dope as f***’ and then gives Ainslie a lengthy thumbs up in appreciation.
Ross Ainslie is a professional piper who has performed at a number of trad-festivals over the years, including Celtic Connections. He has also worked with a number of different artists, including Snoop Dogg.
Snoop is due to return to Scotland later this year as he prepares for his ‘Doggmanay’ tour, which will take him to London, Dublin and Leeds. He will also be taking his music to Sydney where he is set to perform at the Australian State Theatre on July 31.