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Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg fka Snoop Lion has released a music video which has coveted much controversy.
The video for 'Lavender (Nightfall Remix) ft. Kaytranada' is a remix of a track from BADBADNOTGOOD and Kaytranada.
It shows a world full of clowns and centres around police brutality against people. After a clown is shot dead by a cop clown, the video turns to a news broadcast of President Donald Trump also dressed as a joker.
The most controversial part is when Snoop points a gun at the clown president and pulls the trigger - only to have a small flag come out the barrel saying BANG.
Check it out here:
When he released the track, Snoop 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."
But despite him 'not looking for a reaction' - that's exactly what he got, of course.
Snoop Dogg points gun at @POTUS Trump in a MOCK ASSASSINATION!
THE DISREGARD FOR OUR PRESIDENT MUST STOP!
Please RT!https://t.co/jSkK0YTvFx pic.twitter.com/NddJoMR8ZM
- Thomas P Kennedy III (@ThomasPKennedy3) March 14, 2017
How can anyone, even hysterical anti-Trump liberals, defend this outrageous @SnoopDogg mock assassination video?https://t.co/YIgasLHQaw pic.twitter.com/SItuGILWOL
- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 14, 2017
Everyone has been waiting for President
Trump to respond and their prayers were answered this morning:
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
It's unclear whether President Trump is advocating for Snoop to be arrested over the video but we will let that play out.
Republicans have been very vocal about their disgust:
Florida Senator Marco Rubio told TMZ: "If the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you could have a real problem."
"We've had presidents assassinated before... so anything like that is something people should be really careful about."
Marco Rubio Credit: PA
Mr Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen also spoke with the celebrity tabloid, saying: "It's totally disgraceful. Snoop 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."
While I understand the video is provocative, it does seem hypocritical for President Trump to be criticising Snoop for illustrating gun violence.
Mainly because on the Presidential campaign trail, Donald said this:
He says he has the most loyal followers and that he could "stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose any voters."
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/PrankvsPrank
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