Snoop Dogg has given his missus her walking papers.

The rapper (real name: Calvin Broadus) filed for divorce Friday from wife Shante Broadus, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the breakup.

Married since 1997, the couple have three children together--Corde, 9; Cordell, 7; and Cori, 4.

Despite the split, Snoop is still hoping to hear the pitter-patter of little puppy feet around his Dogg house--he's seeking joint custody of his brood, according to the court documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Snoop's lawyer stated that his client hopes the divorce will proceed as amicably as possible. No word from Shante's side.

Snoop first exploded onto the rap scene more than 10 years ago, releasing his debut album, Doggystyle on Dr. Dre and Suge Knight's Death Row Records in 1993. After five years with Death Row, he split from the label in 1998, citing fear for his life as the reason for his departure.

His most recent album, Paid Tha Cost to be Da Bo$$, was released in 2002.

Snoop has also dabbled in the porn industry in recent years. He created his own adult film label, Snoopadelic Pictures, and has worked with Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis.

He has said his eventual goal is to work on his own version of the Girls Gone Wild series, in which he would "bring some flavor to the table."

Of late, Snoop's main focus has been on acting. In addition to his MTV comedy show, Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, he hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month.

He has appeared in the feature films Baby Boy and Starsky & Hutch, among others. His latest movie, Soul Plane, costarring Method Man, opens Friday.

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