The rapper halts his party anthems for a satirical video in which the world is run by clowns
In a new video unveiled yesterday (12 March), Snoop Dogg reworks the BADBADNOTGOOD and Kaytranada track Lavender.
The visual – directed by Jesse Wellens and James DeFina – depicts a world run by clowns, in which a policeman shoots a civilian for smoking weed in his car while a teenager records the incident on his phone.
A (very orange) clown President Trump – or ‘Ronald Klump’ as he’s aptly called in the video – announces on tv that he’ll be deporting all ‘doggs’. Later in the clip, the President can be seen smoking weed, and in chains surrounded by Snoop Dogg and his alliances that mirror the Suicide Squad with a Harley Quinn beside him.
Towards the end, in a climactic scene, Snoop Dogg pulls a toy gun on the President.
The musician explains his intent to Billboard: “The ban that this motherfucker tried to put up; him winning the presidency; police being able to kill motherfuckers and get away with it; people being in jail for weed for 20, 30 years and motherfuckers that’s not black on the streets making money off of it – but if you got colour or ethnicity connected to your name, you’ve been wrongfully accused or locked up for it, and then you watching people not of colour position themselves to get millions and billions off of it. It’s a lot of clown sh-t going on that we could just sit and talk on the phone all day about, but it’s a few issues that we really wanted to lock into [for the video] like police, the president and just life in general.”
Update: Donald Trump has responded to the video on Twitter. Check out his tweet below.
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
His personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has also commented. As reported by TMZ, Cohen says, “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.”