Shante Broadus is an American entrepreneur, possibly known best as the wife of Snoop Dogg. She is an entrepreneur, founder of Boss Lady Entertainment, Snoop Dogg’s manager, and ‘Boss Lady’ behind the artist’s non-musical endeavors.
Early life, family, educational background
Shante Monique Taylor was born on 30 October 1971, in Long Beach, California USA; the names of her parents are unknown, but she speaks of her mother with great love and respect on her social media channels. She also frequently posts pictures with her grandmother and great-grandmother on Instagram. She has a sister Sharelle Fuller with whom she maintains a close relationship.
Shante attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School in California, but she doesn’t seem to have continued her studies at a college or university.
Shante started working in the entertainment industry in the early 2000s. She founded Boss Lady Entertainment (BLE) and registered the trademark in 2003, creating a company that combines a label and a dance studio. Throughout its history, the label has released an album “Royal Fam” by Tha Broadus Boyz, and the singles “SMH” by Cordi B., “Him” by Lesha Spinks, and “No Ordinary Affair (feat. Snoop Lion)” by Iza.
In 2013, Shante was a producer and executive for the documentary “Reincarnated”, which tells the story of her husband and artist Snoop Dogg who travels to Jamaica to reflect on his past career, releasing his first reggae album. In 2020, she was a producer for the TV show “Celebrity IOU”.
In 2021, Shante became Snoop Dogg’s manager. She is in charge of his musical decisions, as well as multiple other endeavors, such as an e-commerce shop SnooperMarket, cannabis business, media outlet diGGital doGG, Snoop Youth Football League, and Snoop TV. She is fortifying the artist’s existing partnerships, and works on finding new companies that are willing to collaborate. Shante is also supervising Snoop’s event space The Compound, which combines recording and dance studios.
During the same year, Broadus created a line of scarves called Broadus Collection with her family. It featured colorful designs and was inspired by her daughter’s hair loss, which was the symptom of her disease lupus. She wore scarves to hide her hair loss, so the whole family also wore scarves to make sure she wouldn’t feel lonely or scared.
Shante is working on her first book, “Paid the Cost to be the Boss Lady”, in which she talks about her path to becoming the Boss Lady and offers advice for female entrepreneurs.
Personal life, husband Snoop Dogg
Shante has been married to Snoop Dogg since 1997 – they met at the aforementioned High School and started dating. In one interview, Snoop Dogg mentioned that he had to court Shante for four months before he could kiss her; he even wrote love letters. Their relationship continued after matriculating from high school.
Shante was supportive of Snoop Dogg’s career from the very beginning. In the interview with W Magazine, she mentioned that she and her friends would listen to his songs and offer objective criticism. After he became famous, Shante helped him land deals and achieve even more success.
Even though their relationship seemed to be strong, Snoop Dogg didn’t remain faithful. In 1998, he had a son Julian Corrie Broadus with another woman, however, he remained a secret for years.
In 2004, Snoop Dogg and Shante had a rough time in their marriage. Snoop cheated on his wife repeatedly and even filed for divorce, however, he returned to his family, having fallen in love with Shante all over again.
In 2008, the couple renewed their vows at Charlie Wilson’s ranch. Shante and Snoop Dogg now have three children: two sons Cordell and Corde Broadus, and a daughter Cori Broadus. They are also grandparents to Zion Kalvin – Corde’s son. Cordell was a football player for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), but left the team and started pursuing his passion for film. Corde is an actor and a rapper, while Cori is a musician.
Who is Snoop Dogg?
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. – or Snoop Dogg – is an American rapper, business owner, and artist who was born on 20 October 1971, in Long Beach, California USA. His father, Vernell Varnado left the family when Snoop Dogg was only three months old, so he was raised by his mother Beverly Tate. During his childhood, he was called “Snoopy” because he loved the character with the same name from the cartoon “Peanuts”.
Snoop Dogg started rapping when he was at school. After matriculating, he began recording homemade tapes with his cousins, and during that time, he was noticed by famous producer Dr. Dre, who started working with him and helped him become famous. In 1992, he adopted the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg and released his first album “Doggystyle” which quickly turned into a hit, and even earned quadruple-platinum certification. His second album “Doggfather” also caught on quickly, earning double-platinum certification.
In 2012, he traveled to Jamaica to reincarnate himself and reflect on his past, announcing his conversion to Rastafari (Jamaican religion), adopted the Snoop Lion stage name, and released his first reggae album “Reincarnated”. However, his transformation didn’t last long, and he returned to Snoop Dogg’s name and music style in 2013.
During his musical career, Snoop Dogg has worked with labels such as Death Row Records, No Limit Records, and Priority Records; he’s released 20 albums in total. Apart from being a successful rapper and artist, he’s also a business owner, and runs multiple ventures simultaneously.
Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts
- In 2008, Shante was arrested for driving under the influence, but was released on citation shortly afterwards;
- She loves sharing inspirational quotes on her Instagram account, on which she has over 1.2 million followers;
- Artist Monica Denise is her best friend;
- Shante loves spending free time with her family.
Appearance, clothing style
Shante Broadus has brown eyes and brown hair, usually wearing braids but switching hairstyles frequently. She is 5ft 4ins (163cm) in height and weighs approximately 132lbs (60kgs).
She loves wearing designer clothes and accessories from brands such as Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel. She prefers wearing classy business attire. During public appearances, Shante and Snoop Dogg usually wear matching pieces.
Net worth and salary
Currently, Shante Broadus’ net worth is estimated at close to $5 million, accumulated through her diverse business endeavors; her annual income is unknown. It hasn’t been revealed what her salary is as Snoop Dogg’s manager – his estimated net worth is $150 million. He owns a mega mansion in Diamond Bar, California which is valued around $1.7 million.