While politicians like Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, plus President Donald Trump himself, have been criticizing Snoop Dogg for his "Lavender" video, rappers are pledging allegiance to the Doggfather.
Ice-T and Treach recently weighed in on TMZ Live, remarking that while it's controversial for the scene showing the West Coast rapper aiming a prop gun at a clown mocking Trump, the video "is artistic." Ice-T added, "He's messing with the line. We'll see how this weighs out, but I roll with Snoop. I thought it was a good video." T.I. also offered an expletive-laced Instagram post defending the hip-hop legend.
Trump soon took to his favorite social media channel of choice, Twitter, expressing his dismay with Snoop. "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!," he tweeted on Wednesday (March 15).
The latest MC to side with Snoop is Bow Wow, also known as Shad Moss. The rapper/actor used his timeline to express his support for his "uncle" Snoop Dogg in a rather bizarre message.
"Ayo @realDonaldTrump shut your punk a-- up talking sh-t about my uncle @SnoopDogg before we pimp your wife and make her work for us," he typed.
Ayo @realDonaldTrump shut your punk ass up talking shit about my uncle @SnoopDogg before we pimp your wife and make her work for us.
- Shad Moss(Bow Wow) (@smoss) March 15, 2017
This GIF is perhaps the nicest way to describe Moss' mentions.
.@smoss @realDonaldTrump @SnoopDogg Um. pic.twitter.com/7Ckmtg1Y9n
- Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) March 15, 2017
A rep for Snoop Dogg has not immediately returned Billboard's requests for comment.