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Snoop Dogg attempts Twitter world record

Rapper Snoop Dogg is eyeing a new Twitter record - he wants to outdo rap rival Reverend Run by sparking four million messages on the social networking site.

The Gin and Juice hitmaker will send out a message to his followers on the microblogging site on Tuesday (23Aug11) and is urging them all to 're-Tweet' it - meaning to send it on to their own online pals.

And he hopes his four million fans on the site will oblige, setting a new world record and beating the previous best set by former Run-DMC star Run last year (10).

Snoop Dogg tells AllHipHop.com, "Hitting four million Twizzles (followers) is a big moment for me and I want to thank all my fans for their continued support. I want to show the world how powerful and influential social media and my fans are, which is why I am attempting to set the world record for the most 're-tweets' on Twitter."