x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Snoop Dogg 'rocked the Emirati look'

Rapper's decision to wear Emirati dress lights up Twitter.

American hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg wore a khandoura to show empathy with UAE culture during Friday's concert at Yas Island.
American hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg wore a khandoura to show empathy with UAE culture during Friday's concert at Yas Island.

After Snoop Dogg took the stage at Abu Dhabi's Yas Island on Friday night, Twitter came alive with talk of the American rapper's decision to wear UAE national dress on stage.

Amira Alamoudi said it was among the best ways to globally market some aspects of the Gulf culture, while ArabScarab tweeteed it as "bizarre and amazing".

Most comments came out positive.

Jane Kinninmont said: "Snoop Dogg rocked the Emirati look at the gig as a classic Gulf pop culture moment."

Leen Ann Ruth tweeted she thought "he looked good".

Muneer al Busaibi said the concert was "amazing but the highlight was when he entered in a thawb. It was awesome".

And tweeter Erksous called Snoop's khandoura "hilariously cute".

Snoop himself is a regular user of Twitter. His recent posts include:

* "who seen Tha boss Dogg up in t.co/MhtR4GT"

*" what u think of tha homey bit.ly/inaUp4"

* "Let's go lakeshow!!!"