Snoop Dogg Salutes ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair as ‘One of Us’ [VIDEO]
Snoop Dogg was among the notables sharing their thoughts on legendary wrestler Ric Flair during ESPN's highly-anticipated Nature Boy, a 30 For 30 special that aired on Tuesday (Nov. 7). The "Nature Boy" Ric Flair was known for his flamboyance and over-the-top bragging; Snoop gave Flair credit for inspiring a generation of rappers.
“As a kid growing up and watching Ric Flair, he was very inspirational to myself and a lot of other hip-hop artists, because he represented what we wanted to be," Snoop says in the doc. "We wanted to be Ric Flair. We wanted to be flamboyant and, you know, the kiss-stealin’, wheelin’ and dealin’. We wanted to be all of that. He was a part of our culture and our life. That’s why we love him and we cherish him, and we’ve always held him high in the black community – because Ric is one of us.”
Flair's persona has made him one of his sport's most beloved figures. In the documentary, Flair (born Richard Fliehr) airs out his failings, as well as the highlights of a star for the WCW and WWE.
“It’s easy to say you want to be thought of as the best father that ever lived, but I wasn’t," the 68-year old says in Nature Boy. "And I certainly wasn’t the best husband. So I guess I’ll just have to settle for wanting to be thought of as the greatest wrestler and the most entertaining wrestler that ever lived.”
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