Snoop Dogg ruffled many a pigeon feather with the release of his controversial Trump-bashing video, “Lavender.” After Agent Orange took to Twitter to attack the “failing” Snoop Dogg, many in the Hip-Hop community came to Snoop’s defense but unfortunately so did Bow Wow.
Yesterday Common became the latest rap artist to defend Snoop’s video.
TMZ caught up with the Chicago MC and got some insight into his thoughts when he explained, “Hip-Hop always been about, you know, freedom of expression. That’s one of the most powerful things. Hip-Hop has been like a voice for so many people. If you go think about the days of Public Enemy and you fast-forward to Kendrick Lamar – like, hip-hop artists have always been speaking up and saying what they feel. If it’s a president they don’t like, if it’s a politician they don’t like… I was just listening to KRS and he was talking about Clarence Thomas back then. If you didn’t like what was going on you speak up and we’re entitled to do that as people.”
Since the video dropped Ice-T and Treach of Naughty by Nature have supported Snoop’s artistic vision while Republican Senator Marco Rubio wonders if the video has put Snoop’s life in danger. He must’ve never heard of the East Coast/West Coast war in the 90’s.
Snoop hasn’t responded to the outrage of the alt-right but did take to his IG page to say, “They all want to ask me questions and interview me, but guess what? I’ve got nothing to say mate.”