Snoop Dogg is ‘excited’ as he confirms that he will be starring on The Voice

Snoop Dogg has confirmed that he will be joining the cast of The Voice as the mega mentor for the latest season.

The 49-year-old rapper took to social media on April 1 to confirm the news, adding that he was ‘excited’ to appear on the show.

Taking to Twitter, the Drop It Like It’s Hot artist shared a video that featured some behind-the-scenes footage of him working with the team.

Snoop Dogg will be joining forces with the show’s coaches, that include Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, John Legend and newbie Ariana Grande when the US version of the show returns on April 19.

Taking to social media, Snoop unveiled a video for his followers that confirmed the exciting news.

Snoop Dogg will be the mega mentor on this season's The Voice
Snoop Dogg will be the mega mentor on this season’s The Voice

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He told fans: “Whatever you do, please do not adjust your phones, tablet or radio. Now I know today is April Fools day, but I’ve got something to say that’s no joke. April 19th, I am officially appearing on The Voice on NBC as the season 20 mega-mentor.

The footage then cuts to some teaser clips of the coaches laughing together as they get to work on the next season.

Snoop also wrote alongside the video: “This is not a joke…. Excited to join the Voice as this seasons mega mentor!!”

Snoop Dogg’s 19.3 million Twitter followers were quick to express their excitement at hearing the news that he would be joining the stellar team.

A statement about Snoop joining the show was also revealed by NBC.

“Drawing from his unique experience in navigating the music and entertainment industry as a renowned rapper, producer and performer, Snoop Dogg will impart a new and fresh perspective to help the artists craft their performances,” the statement said.

“Coaches alone choose the winner to advance from their team. Each coach has one steal in the Knockouts.”

Ariana joins Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton on the panel as she replaces Nick Jonas
Ariana joins Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton on the panel as she replaces Nick Jonas

The announcement came just days after NBC confirmed that Ariana Grande would be replacing Nick Jonas as a coach on the upcoming series.

The songstress also confirmed the news on her Twitter page at the time, adding that she was “beyond thrilled” to have been asked to take part in the show.

The US talent show, which was launched in 2011, is now in its 20th season and is now on the hunt for the country’s next music sensation.

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