Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg began his musical training in the most unlikely of places - the church.

The marijuana-loving GIN AND JUICE rapper - who has produced pornographic movies - admits he first took to the stage in a more Christian setting, and it proved to be good training.

He says, "I was playing a piano at five years old and doing plays in church, all that type of thing.

"It's a big leap, but it was good experience for me to be in front of people and actually perform at an early age to lose that stage fright."

11/03/2004 10:04