“I was there with him when he started all this,” Broadus tells me over the phone from Los Angeles. “Even before he came out [as a musician], our friends and I were his fans. We would always listen to his songs and give our opinions. When he became popular, I was still helping them with deals and offers.”
As a result, Broadus oversees all aspects of Snoop Dogg’s many businesses: his cannabis line, Leafs by Snoop; his spirits, gaming, music, touring, TV, and film. She also works with her son Cordell and daughter Cori, both of whom are pursuing music careers, using the business smarts she picked up working with the world-famous rapper.
Cori, it turns out, was a huge inspiration behind the Broadus Collection scarf line. At six years old, Cori was diagnosed with lupus and her hair began falling out. “I would put a scarf on her,” Broadus says. “And so she wouldn’t feel like she was the only one wearing scarves, we all wore scarves with her to make her feel less alone.” To create a line that “was positive and a reflection of her going through all that,” Broadus and her kids chose bright colors and upbeat patterns and textiles for the scarves.
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