Rapper Snoop Dogg confided in a former pimp when his marriage to childhood sweetheart SHANTE hit trouble.

The hip-hop star recently announced he and Shante were splitting up, but pal BISHOP DON MAGIC JUAN tried to keep the couple together.

He says, "I counsel him about that and I spoke to him about really trying to make it work and staying with it.

"He said he did all of them things and that he's not happy about it and it's something he wants to do. So I said, 'If that's what you want to do, I'm behind you 100 per cent. He hates that this had to take place.

"He very much loved that girl and his kids, but it comes a time in the situation where it's uncomfortable for both parties."

25/08/2004 03:10