Snoop Dogg wants to be the new Twitter CEO

12 Jun 2015

Rapper Snoop Dogg. Image via Shutterstock

Snoop Dogg has announced his interest in becoming the next CEO of Twitter after the surprise announcement that Dick Costolo is to step down from the role.

The rapper revealed he’s ready to head up the social network in a series of tweets, writing “I’m ready to lead @twitter!”. He summarised his ethos for the company in one short and sharp post: “First order of business, get that moolah!”

The appointment would have its advantages and disadvantages. On the downside,the 43-year-old already has a lot of jobs – rapper, actor, entrepreneur, part-time reggae artist, informal weed tester – and doesn’t appear to have the necessary experience to lead a social network like Twitter. On the upside, it’s Snoop! He’s Paid The Cost To Be The Boss. He’s got his mind on his money and his money on his mind! Instead of ‘Followers’ and ‘Following’, you’d have ‘Gin’ and ‘Juice’, etc, etc, etc.

Snoop himself has invited fans to envision his tenure as Twitter boss by asking them to tweet under the hashtag #ifSnoopWasTwitterCEO. Here are some of the best responses.

Costolo’s decision to step down is understood to have been his own choice, with the constant criticism of his work and achievements taking a personal toll. “I am tremendously proud of the Twitter team and all that the team has accomplished together during my six years with the company,” he said.

Co-founder and CEO of e-payments firm Square Jack Dorsey is to step in as interim CEO and will continue to simultaneously lead Square.

Dean Van Nguyen was a contributor to Silicon Republic