The American rapper, Snoop Dogg is getting the heat from President Donald Trump as well the media after he demonstrated his dislike of the US President in one of his music videos.
As one who is famous for his controversial tweets, Trump took to his twitter page and said:
“Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoppDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!”
In Snoop Dogg’s remix version of the song “Lavender,” by Canadian group BADBADNOTGOOD, released on Sunday he raps about police brutality in a world inhabited by clowns. He pointed a gun at the clown dressed as President Trump, and Snoop who is smoking a cigarette said, “this is the final call” before pulling the trigger and a flag that says “bang” popped out of the toy gun.
There is no speculation as to who the clown represent as he sported a bouffant hair and a red tie that dangles below the waist — gesticulates wildly at the podium of ‘The Clown House.’ Later in the video, the Trump clown was rapped in metal chains.
Whether it’s a public stunt – a bait to attract media attention, or not, the rapper has come under heavy political criticism and a US Senator Marco Rubio who is a Florida Republican and former Trump rival reprimanded Snoop for toying with the life of a US president.
According to him:
“Snoop shouldn’t have done that. You know, we’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so people should be really careful about that.”
Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen told TMZ there’s nothing funny about the video.
“It’s totally disgraceful. Snoop owes the president an apology. There’s absolutely nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a president, and I’m really shocked at him because I thought he was better than that.
“I certainly would not have accepted it if it was President Obama. I certainly don’t accept it as President Trump, and in all fairness, it’s not funny, it’s not artistic.
“Just because you want to hide behind the guise of artistic capabilities or artistic freedom pf speech doesn’t make it right. Snoop knows that, and he played very close to the line here.”
Ironically, Snoop Dogg has posed in a photo with President Trump where both appeared to be friends. The rapper shared his thoughts about the video and he said:
“The whole world is clownin’ around, and the director Jesse Wellens’s concept is so right on point with the art direction and the reality, because if you really look at some of these motherf**kers, they are clowns.”
Snoop also disclosed he wrote the song over the BADBADNOTGOOD track after he heard it on his A&R manager’s iTunes.
“I had never had a song like that, so when I got back to the studio, I started skimming through beats, and that particular beat just seemed on the same page to get me going, so I wrote the whole song,” he said.