Snoop Dogg is back in the media making headlines. He continued what was referred to as his “campaign” of public gestures and statements against US President Donald Trump by sharing videos of him smoking a joint near the White House.
“F**k the president,” Snoop repeated several times in a series of videos he shot and posted in Washington DC, shared to 28.5 million Instagram followers.
In the first video he posted, filmed from a vehicle, Snoop asks his driver to go ahead and pull the car over near the White House. “There go the White House right there, huh? All them motherf**kers are Secret Service, huh? Wish I could get out and take a picture right now, but you can’t park, huh,” he says.
“F**k it, let me out…Let me get a picture. Snoop Dogg, f**k the President,” he continued.
In the second video, the golden era rapper sparks up a joint sitting on a bench right in front of the White House. While inhaling from the joint he said “F**k the president.”
The third video shows a passerby make an exchange with Snoop Dogg, coming up and asking to take pictures. Snoop says to a white-haired man “Your hair is amazing,” to which the man responds “that’s a compliment coming from you.”
Then Snoop turned to the camera and added that he “don’t give a f**k” as he “[blew] like a rolling stone,” just within the vicinity of the White House.
It has been several times in the past few months that Snoop Dogg has used his publicity to specifically focus on Donald Trump. Anyone who knows about power can respect this, any person going against any president.
In September, Snoop said to DJ Suss that anybody who liked the president was racist. He said that Trump made the decision to draw the lines of division as president by “pointing motherf**kers out and singling them out.”
Snoop added that Kanye West was part of the problem, after he decided to vocally support Trump, meet with him, and then “distance himself from politics” in October. Snoop said: “Don’t forget about him too…Throw him in the bag too, cause he right with them motherfuckers.”
It’s hard to disagree with Snoop about Kanye, the cringe emanating from Kanye’s statement shows all the signs of a publicity stunt. Kanye actually spoke, with his words, “We are both dragon energy…He is my brother. I love everyone.” Kanye said Donald Trump is “dragon energy” like him.
Recently, Snoop Dogg released a music video depicting a mock assassination of a “clown” named Ronald Klump, and it’s obviously not difficult to see who that is meant to represent. In the video, the clown is seen on television declaring that “doggs” should be deported, in the video for Snoop’s “Lavender” remix.
Snoop fires a toy gun at the clown which just unfurls to reveal a word reading “Bang.”
Meanwhile in the realm of artists within Snoop Dogg’s league and era, his former peer, BG Knocc Out, recently did an interview exposing something similar. He and his brother reported that barrels of guns were mysteriously left on train tracks in Compton, and he believes this was an intentional act to fuel the drug epidemic and violence, which led to where it is today.
So if you’re a celebrity and you speak out against something, the only way to do that without inviting potential problems is to stay on that surface level of power, talking about politicians and people we can easily see, because if people start mentioning problems people don’t talk about, or name dropping the people who influence politicians quietly from behind the scenes, that’s where it gets genuinely informative and controversial.