Shante Broadus, Snoop Dogg's wife, rumored dead in basement
Shante Broadus, the wife of Snoop Dogg, is the focus of much Internet buzz after it was reported that her dead body is being hidden by the rapper in their home.
On the California Highway Patrol's website on Thursday, April 9, a "possible fatality" was listed, called in by a tipster, reports TMZ.com.
"The Word is that 'Snoop Doggy Dog [sic]' has the dead body of his wife in his basement," reads the report at 3:19 p.m.
The gossip site claims that the report was "so ridiculous that no one at the CHP bothered to forward it to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department."
Update: MTV News confirms that Mrs. Broadus is alive and kicking -- in or out of the basement.
Snoop Dogg, 37, married his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor Broadus, in June 1997. Although he filed for divorce seven years later, citing irreconcilable differences, it never went anywhere, and they renewed their wedding vows in January 2008.
More as the story develops ...