True to form, Donald Trump ran to Twitter to slam his satirical assassination in Snoop Dogg’s “Lavender” video on Wednesday (March 15). “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!” the 45th president tweeted.
When asked for his take on the BADBADNOTGOOD collaboration, Common became the latest rapper to rise to the West Coast legend’s defense.
“Hip-hop always been about freedom of expression. That’s one of the most powerful things,” the Chicago emcee told TMZ. “Hip-hop has been like a voice for so many people… If you go think about the days of Public Enemy and you fast-forward to Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop artists have always been speaking up and saying what they feel. If it’s a president they don’t like, if it’s a politician they don’t like… if you didn’t like what was going on, you speak up and we’re entitled to do that as people.”
Meanwhile, Uncle Snoop has been relatively quiet (and unbothered) as it pertains to the unfolding drama. “They all want to ask me questions and interview me, but guess what?,” he said on Instagram. “I’ve got nothing to say mate.”