And Snoop won't let his children watch the fictional boy on film...

HARRY POTTER is officially more bling bling than SNOOP, NME.COM can reveal.

The rapper has been blown away at the US box office by the boy wizard. Snoop stars alongside Dr Dre in ‘The Wash’, which opened the same week as ‘Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone’ (the film’s US title).

The Number One Harry Potter film earned a record $90.3million over its first weekend in the US. By contrast, Snoop‘s ‘The Wash’ earned just $2.9million. Even a cameo by Eminem couldn’t help.

‘Harry Potter’ was shown across 3,672 US cinema screens, while ‘The Wash’ only made it to 749 screens and entered the US Top Ten at Number Eight.

Now Snoop, who has already suffered setbacks in his film career, has banned his own children from going to see ‘Harry Potter’.

Snoop commented: “I keep hearing about muthafucking Harry Potter. I’m like, ‘Who is this muthafucker I keep hearing about?’.”

To read the full story, see this week’s NME, on sale around Britain from Wednesday November 28.