Well, it’s safe to say that Donald Trump didn’t like that Snoop Dogg video.
The U.S. president woke up quite early, as always, and tweeted his fury at the rapper:
Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
He’s referring to the politically tinged video for “Lavender” in which Snoop rolls out clowns, weed, references to the Philando Castile shooting, and “Ronald Klump,” an orange-faced clown who is president.
In the video’s climax, Snoop and Klump come face-to-face and Snoop points a toy gun at Klump’s head.
Snoop was heavily criticised for the music video.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio said the rap star “shouldn’t have done that.”
“We’ve had presidents assassinated before… so anything like that is something people should be really careful about.”
Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, told TMZ he was “shocked” by the video and said the rapper “owes the president an apology.”
“There’s absolutely nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a president, and I’m really shocked at him, because I thought he was better than that,” he said.
However, Snoop said he wasn’t looking for a reaction with the video.
He told Billboard: “When I be putting shit 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. 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 fucking 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.”