Snoop Dogg, once a top-selling rapper, doesn’t do much these days, although he does star on a cable show with Martha Stewart called Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (get it? Dogg loves the weed and pot is slang for marijuana!).
So, like any struggling has-been in entertainment, it’s time to do something outrageous (think Kathy Griffin).
Dogg (real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.) teased his new album called Make America Crip Again. Very clever. And on its cover there’s a dead body laying on a slab, covered with a flag. Now lest you be stuck wondering who that body is, a giant toe tag has “TRUMP” written in big block letters in black Sharpie.
Calvin isn’t known for his subtlety.
The cover is nearly identical to Ice Cube’s 1991 album Death Certificate, which featured the same mock-up, except the name on the toe tag said, “Uncle Sam.” (Seems like the richest rappers in America really don’t like the country that gave them the opportunity to become the richest rappers in America.)
It’s the second time Dogg has parodied Trump’s death. In March, in the final scene of his music video for Lavender, the rapper takes out a fake gun and pretends to assassinate a clown-like Trump character with painted orange face.
The message was clear from the musician as he spoke to Billboard about his thoughts on the president, the Daily Mail wrote.
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 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.
Making a song that was not controversial but real — real to the voice of the people who don’t have a voice. It’s not like [co-director Jesse Wellens] told me to make a record to express what I’m expressing on the song, but there were certain things that he said that brought that feeling, to make me want to express that when I was writing.
The Secret Service had no comment on the album, the Mail said.
Social media reaction can be summed up in this one post on Twitter: “Snoop Dogg’s career is running on fumes, hence the need to jump on the refuge of the talentless – the Trump Derangement Syndrome bandwagon.”