Snoop Dogg admits he was "kinda mad" this week when he learned his son, Cordell Broadus, had quit the UCLA football team ... again ... but says he understands and supports his kid.
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"It was heartbreaking, it was crushing," Snoop said during an interview with Ebro in the Morning on Hot 97 ... "but at the same time, I seen it was a burden on his shoulders."
"I didn't never want him to feel like he had to do anything for me."
Snoop says he realized Cordell's spirit wasn't in the game -- he wanted to do other things -- and he supports his son.
"How can I be mad at you for discovering who you are and becoming you?"