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Rapper Snoop Dogg‘s newest music video is sure to grab the controversial spotlight, as it appears to depict the assassination of a Donald Trump look alike.
Snoop Dogg has never been one to shy away from controversial subject matter, often rapping about misogyny, actions which are anti-police, and unapologetically pro-marijuana. However in his latest music video, Dogg may have pushed the envelope even more than usual.
Snoop Dogg recently jumped on a rework of BADBADNOTGOOD and Kaytranada’s IV single “Lavender.” Snoop stars alongside a cast of clowns (including one played by Michael Rapaport) in the track’s new video, directed by Jesse Wellens and James DeFina. Of the clip, in which a Donald Trump parody reigns supreme—at one point announcing the deportation of all dogs—Snoop told Billboard, “Nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f–king 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.”
In a climactic scene, Snoop pulls a gun on the Trump clown in a parking lot; later, a chain-bound Trump tries in vain to join Snoop and his accomplice in smoking a blunt.
Snoop Dogg elaborated on his music video, telling Billboard, via Pitchfork.com:
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.