The Truth About Martha And Snoop Is Out

The truth about Martha and Snoop is out. Is there a TV pairing that's been more unexpected — or more unexpectedly delightful — than Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart? On paper, partnering the joint-puffing rapper and the TV homemaker seemed an odd choice. However, the chemistry between the pair on the VH1 series Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party is undeniable. 

Premiering in 2016, the variety/cooking/talk show connected with viewers immediately. As Deadline reported, the first episode attracted approximately 2.3 million viewers over two airings. TV critics were largely positive in their reviews, with Vulture describing Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party as "a hanging-out show recorded in front of a studio audience." Then, after two seasons, the format of the show changed. The new spinoff series, Potluck Party Challenge, featured Martha and Snoop heading up opposing teams; they were joined by celebrity guests to compete in wacky challenges, with a celebrity guest judge presiding over each episode.

There's a lot fans already know about the pair, but there are still many fascinating facts to discover about their relationship. The truth about Martha and Snoop is out — keep on reading to learn all about it.

Snoop Dogg met Martha Stewart in 2008 when he appeared on her TV show

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg first met when he appeared on The Martha Stewart Show in 2008. The quirky chemistry fans would come to know and love on Potluck Dinners was on full display even then, as Martha tasked him with peeling potatoes. Naturally, she had to tell him he was doing it wrong. "Oh, you want me to take the skizz-in off," joked Snoop, with Martha repeating, "The skizz-in... whatever."

The easy rapport between Martha and Snoop was almost uncanny, especially when she quizzed him about being "the inventor" of his distinctive vocabulary. When she asked if Snoop Dogg's kids understood him, he deadpanned, "No they don't," eliciting spontaneous chuckles from Martha. "And you know what's crazy, Martha?" Snoop continued. "I don't even understand it..."

"What a weird couple we were," Martha recounted in an interview for NBC's Today, and Snoop did not disagree. "Yeah, we were odd," he said. "But we fit right in. You know, cooking with Martha just seemed like the right space to be in."

Snoop Dogg lets Martha Stewart take the lead in the kitchen

Teaming up with Martha Stewart in the kitchen is not for the faint of heart. As Martha has demonstrated for decades, she can be painstakingly meticulous when it comes to food preparation. "I can get a little bossy, but I try to be a good teacher," she admitted in a chat with Entertainment Weekly.

This is a truth that Snoop Dogg was quick to learn. "Do what Martha says, that's the rule in the kitchen," Snoop explained. "If I was in the [recording] studio...I direct and I lead, and this is her studio, so I expect her to take the lead and show me where I need to be."

While Snoop's fans may have been surprised to see the "Gin and Juice" rapper team up with TV's ultimate domestic diva for a cooking show, Snoop himself was not. "I've always had an open mind on where I could go," he continued. "I never had a cap or a limit on what I could do." 

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg hang out together when they're not on camera

Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart's friendship isn't something manufactured for the cameras. In fact, the duo occasionally get together when they're not working. Such was the case in 2018 when Martha invited her co-star over for lunch at her home in Bedford, New York. "We all had such a lovely time," Martha wrote on her website, noting that along with Snoop and "his crew," the attendees also included her daughter, Alexis Stewart, and her children. This is what Martha Stewart's daughter looks like today.

After that visit, Snoop was interviewed by Howard Stern, who asked how "real" his relationship with Martha was — and Snoop insisted their friendship was as real as it gets "That's my homegirl," he revealed. Snoop reiterated his feelings in an interview with Today. "I love Martha — like, I love her, like for real," he declared, describing her as "the big sister I never had." 

That affection is mutual, as Martha expressed her admiration for Snoop's "laid-back energy" and his "outspokenness." She also praised his comedic timing and skill in the kitchen. "I actually like to watch him cook," she added.

Snoop Dogg makes Martha Stewart feel free

When Martha Stewart — who's undergone a stunning transformation — launched her first TV show, Martha Stewart Living, her intent was to demonstrate to viewers the most desirable way — a.k.a. her way — to undertake various household activities with Martha-style aplomb. As she explained in an interview with People, her goal at the time was to deliver "a teaching show," which she described as "a straightforward 'Martha wants to show you the exact, best way to do something.'"

Since then, having appeared in everything from a short-lived spinoff of Donald Trump's The Apprentice to flinging insults at star-studded celebrity roasts, Martha admitted she's become comfortable relinquishing control "if things get a little out of hand." 

That's certainly applicable when co-hosting a show with Snoop. "When you work with someone like Snoop, it's like having a sidekick," she shared. In fact, she pointed out that she'd come to understand the reason why late-night hosts tend to riff off of their second bananas: "It loosens them up and lets them be freer," she explained. "Snoop is my freedom."

Martha Stewart is no prude when it comes to Snoop Dogg's weed habit

Snoop Dogg's intake of marijuana is legendary. As Martha Stewart told People, his weed habit can keep things unpredictable, given that he's "half in and half out all the time so you never know which is the real Snoop." She did admit, however, that it can be "kind of fun."

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Martha explained that she's not a weed enthusiast herself, but she's "never been a prude" about it. "So someone smokes marijuana? Big deal," she declared, adding, "I'm quite egalitarian and liberal when it comes to stuff like that."

While Snoop may not have converted Martha to THC – the component in cannabis that creates the "high" — he has made her a true believer in CBD, the non-intoxicating derivative whose devotees claim has therapeutic, healing properties. In fact, when Snoop learned a rock fell on Martha's toe and she feared it was broken, he gave her CBD ointment. "I must tell you, my toe got better within two days," she confessed. That makes sense, as when you use CBD every day, this is what happens to your body.

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg became friends after he inadvertently got her stoned

Snoop Dogg appeared on Martha Stewart's TV show twice, in 2008 and again in 2009. Then in a 2014 Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session, Stewart responded to a query wondering what it was like to be friends with Snoop. "I wish I were closer friends with Snoop Dogg," she admitted.

Stewart's wish came true the following year, when they were both tapped for the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. "She sat next to me, and she stole the show," Snoop told Today. "She was the funniest roaster that night. In that moment, I knew I wanted to be alongside this lady for the rest of my life."

Recalling the experience for The Late Show with Seth Meyers, Martha theorized why she was so funny. Seated next to Snoop on the dais, she pointed out that "secondary smoke is just as powerful as primary smoke." So by the time she delivered her Bieber-bashing routine, she admitted she was "totally high." Snoop confirmed that on The Howard Stern Show, explaining that even while totally stoned, she stole the show.

Martha Stewart's stint in the slammer gave her street cred with Snoop Dogg

Martha Stewart's most notorious moment happened in 2004, when she was sentenced to five months in federal prison stemming from charges of insider trading (via The New York Times). And while having a prison record is generally not considered advantageous — it is if you're trying to impress Snoop Dogg. As Stewart noted in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning"in Snoop's world," jail time "gave me the street cred I was lacking."

It's no secret that Snoop has had his own brushes with the law as well, according to The Age. But while Snoop has indeed been to jail, it's actually Martha who's spent more time behind bars. 

During a 2018 appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Snoop shared some of Martha's prison stories — including the surprisingly pragmatic way her magazine, Martha Stewart Living, came in handy in the slammer. "She told me that when she went in there they told her to put some newspapers on her to protect herself from getting stabbed," Snoop divulged. "And she was like, 'Why not use my magazines? They're a little bit thicker!'"

Both Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have been banned from entering Britain

In a bizarre coincidence, both Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart share the dubious distinction of being barred from entering the United Kingdom. In Martha's case, she was forced to cancel a 2008 speaking engagement in London when her visa request to enter Britain was denied due to her criminal conviction. As the Independent reported at the time, the U.K. Border and Immigration Agency issued a statement declaring the government prohibits entry to the U.K. for anyone convicted of "serious criminal offenses abroad."

Snoop's situation was a bit different. According to the Los Angeles Times, in 2007, he was forced to cancel a British tour when he was also denied a visa. The reason? Snoop was arrested in 2006 at London's Heathrow Airport on charges of violent disorder. Specifically, Snoop and five associates were arrested after they reportedly started a brawl that injured seven police officers.

Snoop's lawyers appealed the ban, and he eventually emerged triumphant. In 2010, after having the ban lifted and then reinstated, he was finally allowed to enter the U.K., as noted by The Guardian.

Snoop Dogg respects Martha Stewart because she never snitched

While Martha Stewart has admitted that her jail time gave her "street cred" with Snoop Dogg, Snoop himself backed that up when he sparked a Twitter feud with fellow rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine; the latter pled guilty to federal charges in 2019 (via NPR). When his manager was sentenced to 15 years, according to Billboard, Tekashi reportedly decided to cooperate with authorities to reduce his sentence.

This didn't sit well with Snoop, who blasted Tekashi in a series of social media posts, calling him a "snitch." In one of these, Snoop posted side-by-side pics of Tekashi and Martha on Instagram, writing in the caption, "As we watch Tekashi 69 (or whatever his name is) snitch on EVERYBODY, I invite you all to remember Martha Stewart snitched on NOT ONE soul during her trial. Baby girl kept it 10 toes down and ate that prison sentence by herself, like the true baddie she is."

In another Instagram post, Snoop shared an acronym of the word "snitch," writing in the caption, "never have, never will." Martha chimed in with a comment, writing, "That's why I like you so much. Birds of a feather!"

What's the real reason Snoop Dogg gets along so well with Martha Stewart?

Over the years, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have only gotten closer. Speaking with People, Snoop explained the simple reason why he and Stewart get along so well. "She let's me do me and accepts me for who I am. She doesn't try to change me," he said. "Martha will always be my friend."

Snoop elaborated in an interview with Rolling Stone. "I've never met anyone like Martha Stewart," he declared. "When we come together, it's a natural combination of love, peace, and harmony."

SallyAnn Salsano, the producer of Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, confirmed that the Snoop-Martha dynamic that viewers see on the show is no act. "These guys are genuinely friends, and that's why I think it works so well onscreen," she told The Washington PostSalsano also echoed that sentiment on another occasion, too. "That's why I think it feels so good, because you have two people that genuinely love each other and respect each other, for real," she explained in a chat with Business Insider.

Snoop Dogg has broadened Martha Stewart's musical tastes

Throughout their association as co-stars of Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have influenced each other significantly. For Snoop, this has primarily manifested in being able to develop kitchen skills and enjoy new culinary experiences he may not have encountered without her. "She's taught me how to...have better food etiquette, how to be more professional in the kitchen," Snoop said in an interview with The Washington PostMeanwhile, he professed that he's also taught her a few of his own tricks, "the ghetto way of doing things."

On the flip side, Martha has admitted that Snoop has been instrumental in shaping her musical tastes. "I've learned a lot about music from Snoop and our guests," Martha revealed. "He's extremely knowledgeable, he's also very amusing." However, she also boasted that her love of rap music was cemented way before she ever met her co-star, sharing that she fell in love with the genre after seeing Eminem in 8 Mile. "I like that kind of poetry," she explained, pointing out that she and rapper Rick Ross became "email pals" after he appeared on the show.

This is the reason why Martha Stewart steers clear of Snoop Dogg's trailer

Whenever Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart come together on the set of Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, there's one location Stewart avoids. "I made a pact early on doing this show that I would never enter Snoop's domain, his trailer," she revealed to The Hollywood Reporter. The reason, she explained, is because she prefers to stay sharp for show tapings, and wanted to avoid getting stoned. "I get kind of high from secondary smoke," she admitted. "I'm not a smoker myself, but the smoke is quite thick around the set." That said, all the guests do enter Snoop's trailer, she says.

Additionally, when Snoop arrives on the set, Martha told The Washington Post he's "pretty high, and leaves pretty high," yet never becomes "incompetent or incoherent at all. That's the way he lives."

Indeed, for Snoop, it's just business as usual. "Sometimes I may smoke one blunt, sometimes I may smoke 100 blunts," he shared. "It depends on what's necessary for me to do what I'm doing." If you're curious, this is what happens to your body when you ingest cannabis every day.

Martha Stewart refuses to get high with Snoop Dogg, but he thinks she's the one who's a bad influence

While Martha Stewart has occasionally gotten high just by being in the vicinity of Snoop Dogg, those occasions were inadvertent and not intentional. "I won't," she told Us Weekly of Snoop's open invitation to light up with him. "I joke about it, but so far no, no, no."

Martha didn't elaborate on her decision not to indulge, but Snoop offered a theory. "She's scared," he told the magazine. "But she gets me drunk every chance she gets!" Martha confirmed that statement during an interview with Town & CountryDescribing herself as "the cocktail mistress of the Martha & Snoop show," she confessed to crafting cocktails that she then serves to Snoop, "who's not really a drinker, so he gets totally drunk off of them." 

Snoop doesn't deny it. "Every episode I was drunk. Every one," Snoop told The Washington Post of the show's cocktail-themed episodes. As he explained, the liquor simply enhanced the camaraderie on the set as "the flow becomes natural. It's more relaxing. You're not doing a job, you're just having fun."