David Beckham Too Nervous to Critique Snoop Dogg’s Music

Who did Snoop Dogg call once he completed his latest album? Not a label executive, his wife and kids, or even one of his hip-hop peers. Instead, the rapper called upon David Beckham to lend an ear.

The soccer star says that Snoop gave him a first listen to his album Malice in Wonderland. “Since we moved to L.A., we’ve become friends,” revealed Beckham during a Yahoo! web chat. “He called me about 10 days before his last album came out and he invited me to the studio to listen to it first. He asked my opinion and I said I loved every one of [the tracks].”

But even if he didn’t like the music, Beckham wouldn’t have said so. “Actually no because he has two huge bodyguards!” he laughed.

The two’s friendship extends beyond their careers. “It’s weird but we have struck up a friendship; he’s really talented and a great guy,” added Beckham. “We went out for dinner in a steak restaurant, he was eating ribs, the restaurant had cleared and the waitress came over and said I can sing. So Snoop leaned back in his seat and said, ‘Go on then, sing for me.’ So she did. She stood there and sang a whole song. It really made me laugh.”

Snoop and Beckham have starred in adidas Originals commercials together and the British athlete even gave Snoop’s children a private soccer lesson.