Snoop Dogg declares himself People's Sexiest Man Alive with doctored John Legend cover

Rap superstar Snoop Dogg crowned himself People's Sexiest Man Alive on Thursday by sharing a hilariously doctored cover of himself smoking a joint.

'Thank. You (laughing emoji and fist emoji),' Snoop - who boasts 93.8M social media followers - captioned his Instagram.

The 48-year-old SoCal native's Sinatra-style undone bow-tie was replaced with a Crips gangsta bandanna and the subhead: 'How a Crip took your chick.'   

'Thank. You': Rap superstar Snoop Dogg crowned himself People's Sexiest Man Alive on Thursday by sharing a hilariously doctored cover of himself smoking a joint

'Thank. You': Rap superstar Snoop Dogg crowned himself People's Sexiest Man Alive on Thursday by sharing a hilariously doctored cover of himself smoking a joint

Among the celebrity commenters were three-time Grammy winner MC Hammer and Dogg's cousin (and Kim Kardashian sex tape star) Ray J, who thought the cover was real.

It was the same day People unveiled R&B-crooning, Ivy league-educated family man John Legend as their Sexiest Man Alive of 2019 - replacing British heartthrob Idris Elba.

Unlike the EGOT champ, the Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party star hasn't won many awards, but he's been nominated for two Primetime Emmys and an eye-popping 16 Grammys.

People Magazine has steered clear of bestowing their honor on men with criminal pasts, and the 6ft4in hip-hop star has had many brushes with the law.  

'Look at God workin!' Among the celebrity commenters were three-time Grammy winner MC Hammer and Dogg's cousin Ray J, who thought the cover was real

'Look at God workin!' Among the celebrity commenters were three-time Grammy winner MC Hammer and Dogg's cousin Ray J, who thought the cover was real

'How a good guy got it all!' It was the same day People unveiled R&B-crooning, Ivy league- educated family man John Legend as their Sexiest Man Alive of 2019

'How a good guy got it all!' It was the same day People unveiled R&B-crooning, Ivy league- educated family man John Legend as their Sexiest Man Alive of 2019

Snoop (born Calvin Broadus) considered the late great Prince to be the epitome of sexiest man alive.

'Musically, visually, sexually - Prince was the greatest to ever do it. Point blank,' Dogg explained to People in 2016.

'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.'

The Do You Like I Do hitmaker has three children - Corde, 25; Cordell, 22; and daughter Cori 19 - with his wife of 22 years, high school sweetheart Shanté Taylor.

Unlike the EGOT champ: The Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party star hasn't won many awards (pictured Saturday)
He's been nominated for two Primetime Emmys and an eye-popping 16 Grammys (pictured Saturday)

Unlike the EGOT champ: The Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party star hasn't won many awards, but he's been nominated for two Emmys and 16 Grammys (pictured Saturday)

Rap sheet: People Magazine has steered clear of bestowing their honor on men with criminal pasts, and the 6ft4in hip-hop star has had many brushes with the law (pictured Thursday)

Rap sheet: People Magazine has steered clear of bestowing their honor on men with criminal pasts, and the 6ft4in hip-hop star has had many brushes with the law (pictured Thursday)

Impressive: Snoop has three children - Corde, 25; Cordell, 22; and daughter Cori 19 - with his wife of 22 years, high school sweetheart Shanté Taylor (R, pictured November 19)

Impressive: Snoop has three children - Corde, 25; Cordell, 22; and daughter Cori 19 - with his wife of 22 years, high school sweetheart Shanté Taylor (R, pictured November 19) 

The Dr. Dre protégé also has a 21-year-old son Julian Corrie with his babymama, Laurie Holmond.

Snoop will next kick off his 25-date I Wanna Thank Me Tour with a sold-out concert on December 2 at The Fillmore in San Francisco.

Acting-wise, Dogg portrays DJ Roj in Craig Brewer's Rudy Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name starring Eddie Murphy, which started streaming October 25 on Netflix.

In demand: Dogg will next kick off his 25-date I Wanna Thank Me Tour with a sold-out concert on December 2 at The Fillmore in San Francisco (pictured Sunday)

In demand: Dogg will next kick off his 25-date I Wanna Thank Me Tour with a sold-out concert on December 2 at The Fillmore in San Francisco (pictured Sunday)

Started streaming October 25 on Netflix! Acting-wise, the Dr. Dre protégé portrays DJ Roj in Craig Brewer's Rudy Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name starring Eddie Murphy

Started streaming October 25 on Netflix! Acting-wise, the Dr. Dre protégé portrays DJ Roj in Craig Brewer's Rudy Ray Moore biopic Dolemite Is My Name starring Eddie Murphy

Snoop Dogg declares himself People's Sexiest Man Alive with doctored John Legend cover

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