The rapper responsible for the iconic tracks 'Gin and Juice' and 'Smoke Weed Every Day' has landed himself in deep water with the leader of the free world. Snoop Dogg seems to have brushed Donald Trump the wrong way, as the leader of the free world expressed his disdain for the video concept within a tweet directed at Dogg:
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!
The video supporting Lavender's track which features the rapper, 'BADBADNOTGOOD', shows the hip hop legend pointing and shooting a toy pistol at a character donning a suit and clown makeup - presumingly a parody of the President. Watch it below.
Many have expressed how they felt the video was inappropriate, including Trump's opponent, Republican Marco Rubio, in response to the clip, which runs for ten seconds.
Commenting on the controversy, Snoop Dogg himself spoke out in defence of the video by talking to Billboard, claiming that the intent was never to provoke or cause any sort of reaction. Dogg states,
“When I be putting shit out, I don’t ever expect or look for a reaction. I just put it out because I feel like it’s something that’s missing. Any time I drop something, I’m trying to fill in a void. I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this fucking clown as president, and the shit that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being.”