By now we have all had MONTHS of living in quarantine. And for many of us, this has meant we have reached a whole new level of “family bonding.” We are spending ALL DAY every freaking day with our beloveds, 24/7, and it’s A LOT. Like, a lot a lot.
And sometimes? You just need a break. A quiet moment or two, away from the noise, and the demands, and the homeschooling (lord help me). Away from the bickering, and the constant requests for snacks and the sounds of your fellow inmates chewing. Bless them.
A place to just be. To let it allllllll go. Somewhere you can find some much-needed peace from all the cow-smacking and the donkey-chomping to try to re-piece together the shattered remnants of your sanity.
Which is where your car comes in. And while you are likely not actually using it to go anywhere, it does come in handy when you don’t want anyone to find you. Trust me. I know.
So when Snoop Dogg posted a video to his Instagram page, of sitting in his car listening to music, it was 100% relatable.
But it’s WHAT he was listening to that has everybody talking. And smiling. And nodding their heads in solidarity.
Because Da Big Boss Dogg? Isn’t exactly listening to the music that you would expect him to.
Oh no. He’s listening to “Let It Go,” from Disney’s Frozen. And Martha Stewart better watch herself. Because we’re all vying for bff status now.
As the sound of Idina Menzel’s voice fills the video, Snoop slowly pans the camera down, staring intently into it. And his dead-eyed expression? Mirrors all of us who are just clinging to the ledge, trying to hold our shit together right now.
Dressed in a wool hat with a hood pulled over his head, he waits for the chorus to come on to make his big move. And when he does? He doesn’t disappoint.
As “Let it go, let it go, can’t hold it back anymore,” comes over the speakers the real magic begins. And it’s not so much about the music as it is his reaction to it that is solid gold. Because it’s a whole MOOD.
With a head nod, a widening of his eyes, and a giggle, Snoop says,
“I had to come sit in my car and listen to this shit, man. Let it go.”
And I dare you not to laugh along with him.
As he leans his head back and shakes it from side to side, Snoop goes on to say:
“I’m just sitting in my car listening to Let It Go.”
And I am FEELING IT. There is just something about watching Snoop chilling to Frozen.
As the video nears its end, Snoop Dogg, bobbing his head to the music tells fans,
Let it go. We’ll be outside soon.
All I can say is, I believe you Snoop. I believe you.
The video has been viewed over 975,000 times on Instagram, including by Queen Elsa herself. Menzel responded to Snoop with a video of her own which she posted to her official Twitter account.
In the video, she’s sitting in her own vehicle, car dancing to “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”
And she has a message for Snoop, saying:
We’re all gonna get out of this soon. And like you said Snoop, we can all just drop it like it’s hot. Or hard? I always thought it was drop it like it’s hard but it’s drop it like it’s HOT, apparently.
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) May 14, 2020
But Idina isn’t the only one who has something to say about Snoop and his car-capade. After Amy Brown posted the video on Twitter, it has been viewed over 5.2M times. The post has received over 365K likes and 97K re-tweets.
i would like to talk about this video of snoop dogg listening to the frozen soundtrack in his parked car pic.twitter.com/v46yLAwFwl
— amy brown (@arb) May 13, 2020
And the people? They are Here.For.It. And his salt-and-pepper beard.
snoop dog sneaking off to his car to listen to let it go is the best thing ive ever seen pic.twitter.com/twy6AncWxr
— Hannah Winnie (@WinnieHannah) May 14, 2020
Thank you I needed this, and also salt and pepper Snoop beard is kinda doing it for me right now? Oh god this quarantine life is a thirsty one.
— The Herp Derpingest (@agentfiftyseven) May 13, 2020
Apparently this isn’t the first time that Snoop has shown off his softer side. There was also that one time that he saved a moth from annihilation:
I shared an elevator with Snoop Dog and his security guard tried to kill a moth. Snoop said, “Nah man, let it live.” Then we got off the elevator and went our separate ways.
— Kristin (@misskristinyoo) May 14, 2020
Sure, he may not fit the typical “hero” mold, but to that moth? He shall forever be its hero. And he IS the hero we need right now.
— “tiger king” yuetsu ?? ?? ?? ? ?? (@yuetsu) May 13, 2020
Even if some people aren’t exactly feeling it. Like Red Velvet over here.
Am I to understand that he went to his car specifically to listen to this song? Like he was saying to himself, “You know what? I can’t anymore…I need to hear Idina Menzel singing ‘Let It Go” right now.” Is that what you’re telling me?
— Red Velvet (@RedVelvetEsq) May 13, 2020
But you know who is feeling it? On a spiritual level? This guy.
Yes. And as a grown man, and a father, I’ve never felt more in common with another man on a spiritual level if I’m being totally honest.
— drinking heavily (@JHHerndon3) May 14, 2020
And Snoop. Obviously.
my heart pic.twitter.com/YabEUjfAOW
— slim reaper // the bloody baroness (@mcloveto) May 15, 2020
But this isn’t the only side to Snoop that we don’t really know about. Clearly he is a complicated, multi-faceted man. I mean, all you really need to do is check out Storybots to see the truth.
Anyone who has watched Storybots on Netflix know that Snoop Dogg is responsible for the operation of every computer in the world. He is the #1 key worker. pic.twitter.com/TUgP05ZmoJ
— Mmm Dananananone (@dananananone) May 14, 2020
He is a national treasure.
this man needs to be protected at all costs
— taylor ? (@taylorrterlingo) May 13, 2020
Taylor isn’t the only one who thinks so. On a Facebook post of the video, others feel exactly the same way.
And those eyes…it’s like they’re looking deep into your very soul.
There’s just something about Snoop doing something just like the rest of us that makes us feel cooler than we probably are.
Although you’ll never be as gangsta’ as the Dogg.
While Snoop Dogg sitting in his car listening to “Let It Go” isn’t something we ever thought we needed, there are a lot of things coming to light during this whole pandemic that we never thought we needed. And this? Is clearly one of them.