Snoop Dogg’s new video for “Lavender” is getting lots of attention for it’s unflinchingly negative view of the police, depiction of President Donald Trump as a clown, and a controversial scene in which the POTUS is assassinated by the Long Beach rapper.
“F*ck the police from a black man’s point of view / Spray that sh!t, say that sh!t / We right in front of you. Each and every one of you / I’m not gon’ tell you n!ggas what we’re gonna do / But whatever you did, put two on it / And put a foot on your neck with a shoe on it,” Snoop raps on the track, which is a remix of BADBADNOTGOOD’s song of the same name featuring Kaytranada.
Snoop told Billboard that to him the song is “not controversial but real” and gives a “real to the voice of the people who don’t have a voice.”
As far as Trump is concerned, the “Gin and Juice” hit maker thinks it’s time artists wake up and take a stand.
“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*cking clown as president, and the s*** 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.”