A new video by the rap artist Snoop Dog released on Sunday not only suggests violence against police, but also takes a moment out of the video to shoot a clown version of President Donald Trump. Needless to say, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio does not think this such a good idea.
Snoop Dog's music video "Lavender: Nightfall Remix" was created as a commentary on the state of America. From police violence to how he feels about Trump. In an interview with Billboard, Snoop unloaded about the newly elected president.
"The ban that this motherf--ker tried to put up; him winning the presidency; police being able to kill motherf--kers and get away with it; people being in jail for weed for 20, 30 years and motherf--kers that’s not black on the streets making money off of it -- but if you got color or ethnicity connected to your name, you’ve been wrongfully accused or locked up for it, and then you watching people not of color 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."
In the clown themed video, a beclowned President Donald Trump is held at gunpoint by Snoop, who pulls the trigger. A cliche red flag pops out with the word "Bang" on it. After that he is seen tied up, begging to get a drag on a joint as Snoop and another man threaten to hit him for asking.
You can watch the scene in his music video below. This video is included with a strong language warning.
TMZ later caught up to Rubio on Monday and asked him about the video. The senator made note that presidents have been assassinated before, and Snoop's video may encourage the wrong person.
"I think people can disagree on policy," said Rubio. "But we've got to be very careful about that kind of thing, because the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, and you can have a real problem."
"I'm not sure what Snoop was thinking," added Rubio. "He should think about that a little bit. You know?"