In his latest video, Snoop Dogg puts a gun to a Donald Trump caricature’s head and lets it go “bang.”Snoop surprised his fans by dropping a video for a track called “Lavender” when he flows over the instrumental for Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD‘s track of the same name.
With the video, Snoop paints a world full of clowns with a character named “Donald Klump” being the head clown in charge. The highlight comes when Snoop comes this close to shooting “Klump” in the head. We’ll let you see what happens for yourself. But judging from the scene, it looks like Snoop was avoiding being put on any terrorist watch lists.
The video isn’t what you would expect from Snoop, who isn’t necessarily known for his political views. Sure, he threatened to roast any Black performers who performed for Donald Trump’s inauguration, but that doesn’t really count.
As far as his choice to record a song and video like this, he tells Billboard, ”I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f**king clown as president, and the sh*t 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.”
He added, “When I be putting sh*t out, I don’t ever expect or look for a reaction. I just put it out because I feel like it’s something that’s missing. Any time I drop something, I’m trying to fill in a void. When I watch it against other music videos, this one has a message and a story. It looks like a film. I’m just proud of the entire piece altogether.”