Rapper Snoop Dogg posted an item on his Instagram page that praised artist Akon for his efforts to bring solar power to Africa, lamenting that the project wasn’t major news while “that science project Bruce Jenner is.”
Jenner, the Olympic champ and longtime Kardashian patriarch, who fathered six children and was thrice married, debuted a new identity this week, Caitlyn Jenner.
Caitlyn, whose new Twitter account now counts more than 2 million followers, is enjoying a great deal of support since the Vanity Fair reveal, although artist Timbaland said he’s sticking with Jenner’s former identity.
ESPN will honor Caitlyn Jenner with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPYS Presented by Capital One, to be aired at 8 p.m. July 15 on ABC from Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
“Bruce has received many accolades over the years for being one of the greatest Olympians of our time but The ESPYS are honored to celebrate Bruce becoming Caitlyn,” ESPN executive producer Maura Mandt said in a statement. “She has shown the courage to embrace a truth that had been hidden for years, and to embark on a journey that may not only give comfort to those facing similar circumstances, but can also help to educate people on the challenges that the transgender community faces.”