Snoop Dogg's wife SHANTE has been the secret negotiator behind her husband's surprise reunion with his former svengali Marion 'Suge' Knight after urging the rapper to rekindle his friendship.

The pair have been bitter enemies ever since Snoop left Suge's Death Row record label and set up business with rival Dr Dre.

But, after Snoop reconciled with his wife after a messy public divorce battle last year (04), Shante urged him to consider making friends with his old boss.

She says, "When he came back he asked me if he should (rekindle his Suge friendship). I was like, 'If Suge is sincere, why not.'

"I never got it (the feud). Like, you know, people label Suge as this big bad wolf, and all the years that I've known Suge he was never a problem to me... He was nice."

22/07/2005 07:24