When you think of musicians who are staunch political commentators, there are a few people who come to mind. Snoop Dogg probably isn't one of them, though. Right?
And that's not a dig at Snoop, the man's brilliant. He's been able to not only stay relevant in the rap game, but at the top of it for over 25 years, a hard feat in any industry, especially when it comes to music.
But when Snoop is getting high, rapping, crushing celebs on Comedy Central roasts, doing TV specials where he's playing sports with his kids, doing Reddit AMAs or getting high some more, he's been a vocal critic of Donald Trump.
And his latest music video for his song, "Lavender" is pretty upfront with how Snoop feels about our current President.
He pulls a gun on an orange-faced, blonde-wig-wearing clown named "Ronald Klump" and pulls the trigger...only to reveal it's a gag-flag "bang" gun.
Trump, obviously, didn't respond too well to Snoop's depiction of him in the video.
He even predictably attacked Snoop's career as "failing," like when he called Meryl Streep "overrated." It's also worth mentioning that there were several, actual assassination attempts against former President Obama over the course of his career.
Not to mention people hanging effigies of Obama after he was elected.
And the slew of protests that depicted him being burned, hanged, and throngs of people calling for him to be deported.
Plus, someone reminded Trump of his own shooting joke during his campaign.
But back to this music video.
Normally clowns totally suck, but leave it to Snoop to actually make a music video packed with them that doesn't creep me the hell out. (Heads up: NSFW lyrics.)
The track is packed with political references too, like the tragic shooting of Philando Castile.
And if you're wondering if "Ronald Klump's" appearance in the video was an accident, look at what Snoop had to say about Trump in a recent interview:
"The ban that this motherf—ker tried to put up; him winning the presidency; police being able to kill motherf—kers and get away with it; people being in jail for weed for 20, 30 years and motherf—kers that’s not black on the streets making money off of it — but if you got color or ethnicity connected to your name, you’ve been wrongfully accused or locked up for it, and then you watching people not of color position themselves to get millions and billions off of it. It’s a lot of clown sh-t going on that we could just sit and talk on the phone all day about, but it’s a few issues that we really wanted to lock into [for the video] like police, the president and just life in general." - Billboard.
Snoop also dissed Trump pretty epically during Comedy Central's roast of him in 2011.
It's NSFW, obviously, so if you're planning on watching it, make sure the kids aren't around.
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