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Dr. Dre in ‘GTA 6’? Why the music icon might appear

Even though Rockstar has yet to reveal the next Grand Theft Auto game, the leaks and rumors keep piling up. GTA 6 could use cryptocurrency. GTA 6 may feature limited-time live events. The theories keep coming.

The latest to hit the internet points to the possible inclusion of none other than Dr. Dre. The Grand Theft Auto series is no stranger to implementing actual musicians as characters in its games. Most notably, singer/drummer Phil Collins was a character in Vice City Stories(among a host of others) so it would make sense to see this trend continue in GTA 6.

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It is theorized that rapper/producer Dr. Dre will appear in the next game.

As spotted by Comica wire on the GTA Forums featured an interesting idea from insider Tez2. The user notes that Take-Two registered for a domain for rapponator.com in late 2020. The name of the site is similar to Beaterator, which is a music mixer created by Rockstar Games.

Tez2 theorizes that Rapponator is most likely a new music mixer in the works for the next game – which could be used in collaboration with artists. Based on this domain registration and the fact that Dr. Dre was listed in GTA online recent Cayo Perico Heist, it’s plausible to infer a “long-term collaboration” between the two, as Tez2 puts it.

Further down the GTA forum thread, Tez2 recalls that Dr. Dre’s music demos were stolen as part of the storyline of GTA online. Tez2 says this could imply that Rockstar is “setting the stage for Rapponator”.

This is all in line with what Rockstar has done in the past, as it’s known for cheeky website names, parodies and references to other artwork, and the implementation of famous musicians in its games. It’s possible this is all about a future GTA online update, which can somehow be related to GTA 6. It’s also possible that this theory is completely wrong, however.

At this point, it’s unclear when we’ll see the new Grand Theft Auto game. We know GTA online will come to PS5 and Xbox Series X | S later this year, but beyond that, the future of the series is mysterious. According to GTA insider @Okami13_, it’s likely we won’t see GTA 6 until 2025! If true, it will be 12 years since the release of GTA V.

Prior to GTA V, Rockstar had a much faster turnaround time with its games, launching GTA 3 in 2001, GTA Vice City in 2002, San Andreas in 2004, and GTA IV in 2008, with several spinoffs and expansions released in between.

So will Dr. Dre make an appearance in GTA 6? It’s hard to say, but based on the facts, it seems possible.