Snoop Dogg Criticized Over Trump Depiction In New Video
Long Beach rap star Snoop Dogg shouldn’t clown like he does in his new video when it comes to the life of President Trump.
So says Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
Creepy clown characters populate the video for “Lavender” (Nightfall remix), which remixes jazz fusion group BadBadNotGood’s hypnotic 2016 song “Lavender,” featuring Kaytranada, with profane Snoop-style lyrics.
It includes a press conference by President “Ronald Klump” in which he announces plans to deport all “doggs.” Near the end, Snoop points a gun at the head of “Klump” and pulls the trigger. A cartoon “Bang” unfurls from the barrel of the gun.
“Snoop shouldn’t have done that,” the Florida Republican and former Trump rival told TMZ on Monday outside Reagan National Airport. “You know, we’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so people should be really careful about that.”
The video was released Sunday, and in addition to the “Klump” shooting, it includes a scene echoing the shooting of Philando Castile in which a white, doughnut-eating cop shoots a man (played by comedian Michael Rapaport) during a traffic stop, sending confetti flying from the driver’s chest while a young black man captures the scene on cellphone video.