ONE of the world's biggest rap stars has taken to YouTube to congratulate a Newport gardener for growing an 85lb swede and invite him to his gig in Cardiff.
Snoop Dogg posted a video on the website congratulating "my homeboy Ian Neale," offering him two tickets to his show at the Motorpoint Arena on October 8 and inviting him backstage.
However, it seems the LA rapper hasn't quite fine tuned his Welsh geography as he mistakenly says Mr Neale is from Cardiff.
The 34-second video starts with Snoop, wearing a Cardiff City shirt, saying "What up? Shout out to my home boy Ian Neale in Cardiff for breaking the world record for the biggest vegetable."
The rapper adds: "Come see your boy Snoop Dogg, I've got two tickets for you when I get to town."
Mr Neale said he didn't think he would be taking up Snoop Dogg's generous offer, saying: "I'm more of a Country and Western man myself."
As reported in the Argus last month, Mr Neale, from Langstone, is waiting for confirmation from the Guinness Book of Records that his 85.5lb, just over six stone, swede is a record breaker after it took top spot at the Shepton Mallet show.
Mr Neale, 68, has previously grown a beetroot weighing 51.5lbs and celery which reached 52lbs.
WHAT SNOOP DOGG SAID TO IAN NEALE:
"What up? Shout out to my homeboy Ian Neale in Cardiff for breaking the World Record for the biggest vegetable. I want to tell you something, when I do my show in Cardiff, I want you to come backstage and see me because I do vegetation myself and I want to know your secret so I can show you my vegetables and see if you can grow that into a real big vegetable.
"So Ian Neale in Cardiff, come see your boy Snoop Dogg, I've got two tickets for you when I get to town."