Snoop Dogg ‘Shoots’ Trump Clown ‘Ron Klump’ in New Video
Written by Snatch Moore on 20/03/2017
Snoop Dogg’s new “Lavender” music video features a world of clowns, and one is clearly a President Donald Trump parody.
The parody video alluding to alleged ‘clownery’ of police and state violence against citizens, but Mr Trump took offence.
“Can you imagine what the outcry would be if Snoop Dogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!”
On the political side, Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Ted Cruz both chimed in on the visual. “We’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that is really something that you should be very careful about,” Rubio told TMZ. Cruz shared similar sentiments and thought the video was “in poor taste to be making fun of murdering someone, and in particular assassinating the president.”
A representative for Snoop Dogg did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This isn’t the first time Snoop has publicly taken on Trump. In 2011, the rapper, wielding his “pimp” persona, fired off a round of zingers at Trump during a Comedy Central roast, including some that, in retrospect, might be hard for many people to laugh at:
“I wish that I had half of your money. But for that you need a 20-year-old’s pussy and a divorce lawyer.”
“Donald’s saying he wants to run for president and move into the White House. Why not? It wouldn’t be the first time you’ve pushed a black family out of their home.”
By this year, Snoop was openly criticizing Trump, announcing plans to roast anyone who performed at Trump’s inauguration. And he minced no words about his intentions with the “Lavender” video, telling Billboard he wanted it to be “real to the voice of the people who don’t have a voice”:
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.