The rapper posted a photo on Instagram replacing John Legend as PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive

By Tomás Mier
November 15, 2019 06:00 PM
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Meet the Sexiest Gangster Alive: Snoop Dogg!

The iconic rapper (né Calvin Broadus Jr.) just hilariously crowned himself the Sexiest Man Alive on Instagram after posting a photoshopped version of PEOPLE’s SMA cover featuring John Legend.

With a joint in mouth, the doctored magazine teases a cover story on the cannabis connoisseur jokingly titled, “How a crip took your chick.”

The 48-year-old rapper posted the fake cover to his almost-37 million followers with a simple “Thank. You 🤣👊🏿” as his caption.

“Look at God workin,” commented Ray J, before adding “Wait I thought this was real lol.”

“My Dogg,” commented MC Hammer.

Watch the full episode of Sexiest Man Alive Cover Story: John Legend, streaming now on, or download the PeopleTV app on your favorite device.

Perhaps the joint in his mouth is one of the 48-joint bouquet he got on his birthday late last month. TMZ reported that the smokable arrangement was a gift from his employees at Merry Jane.

If Snoop learned anything about being sexy, it came from Prince. In 2016, he told PEOPLE that Prince “showed us how to seduce a woman.”

“Musically, visually, sexually — Prince was the greatest to ever do it. Point blank,” the rapper told PEOPLE then. “He showed us how to seduce a woman; make music that felt good to women and appealed to men as well. He stayed in tune with his feminine side while remaining masculine.”

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John Legend
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But sorry Snoop, PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive is John Legend!

The “All Of Me” singer accepted the honor earlier this week on The Voice.

“I was excited, but I was a little scared at the same time because it’s a lot of pressure,” the entertainer tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m [also] following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me!”

After posting his fixed PEOPLE cover, the “Who Am I?” rapper posted a series of selfies that might make PEOPLE reconsider…

For more of the real Sexiest Man Alive, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.