Snoop Dogg recently tried to redefine the concept of "going big" by tapping the small European country of Liechtenstein as the set for an upcoming video shoot. No, we don't mean he wanted to film at a specific lot or property -- we mean the entire country.
The Doggfather apparently directly approached the government of Liechtenstein with a request to use the whole nation as a video set. While Liechtenstein is indeed very small (about 61.7 square miles total), Snoop was only rejected because the country didn't have enough time to properly get things in order to meet the rapper's timetable.
"We've had requests for places and villages but never one to hire the whole country before," explained Karl Schwaerzler, a Liechtenstein property agent, in a recent interview. "It would have been possible, but Snoop Dogg's management did not give us enough time."
Liechtenstein only sports a population of 35,000 but is renowned for featuring some of the most picturesque nature in the region. Snoop sought the country out because he needed tons of outdoor space to shoot the new clip for a currently unknown song.
We've got to give it up for the West Coast legend on this one. Instead of renting out yet another blue-screen video stage, he at least attempted to do something new by approaching the small country. They definitely seem impressed so hopefully big Snoop tries again soon.