David Beckham and Snoop Lion (né Dogg) became friends in 2008, not long after David and his family moved from London to Los Angeles. David appeared on an episode of the rapper's reality show Snoop Dogg's Father Hood, and the rest was history. Snoop told the UK Mirror in 2011, "Whenever I make a record, I give him a copy before it’s done. He’s like a brother. I'm gonna show him to rap, for shizzle." He added: "He's my boy. I love soccer just as he loves hip-hop. Beckham needs to keep doing what he's doing — he's a great father."