The world at large has mixed opinions about Snoop Dogg’s latest track that vehemently disses United States President Donald J Trump. However, hip-hop has his back. In a video released late last week, the West Coast rapper starred in a video for the track Lavender. The controversy was in that video, that showed a mockery of the President, with Snoop Dogg pointing a gun to the head and “assassinating” the leader of the Free World. Also, he painted the President to resemble an orange circus clown.
However, his hip-hop brothers are backing him up, even though Donald Trump bashed the rapper in a tweet a few hours after the video released. In his tweet, he said, “Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!”
Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
Snoop responded by saying that he has nothing to say at the moment.
And the self-acclaimed Doggfather got his contemporaries to respond on his behalf. The first was Bow Wow who, in a now-deleted tweet, spewed venom at the President, saying, “Ayo @RealDonaldTrump shut your punk a** talking sh*t about my uncle @SnoopDogg before we pimp your wife and make her work for us.” He drew severe criticism from social media for that tweet.
And MCs Ice-T and Treach made a more low-key comment about Lavender, saying, “It was a confetti gun. Anybody got shot, confetti came out. It was artistic. I don’t think it was threatening neither. I was nervous. He’s messing with the line. We’ll see how this weighs out. But I roll with Snoop. I thought it was a good video.”
And rapper Common came to the defence of the music genre in general, “Hip-hop has always been about the freedom of expression, that’s one of the most powerful things. Hip-hop has been like a voice for so many people. If you go think about the days of Public Enemy and you fast-forward to Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop artists have always been speaking up and saying what they feel…if it’s a president they don’t like, if it’s a politician they don’t like…if you don’t like what’s going on you speak up and we’re entitled to do that as people.”
Well, watch the video of Lavender and let us know what you think about it!