Judging my Snoop Dogg’s new song, he wants America remade in the image of a brutal Los Angeles gang of drug dealers and killers.
Snoop Dogg is currently promoting his upcoming album, Make America Crip Again. On the album cover, he is wearing a blue hat with the name of the album, which is an apparent dig at President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats. The blue is symbolic of the colors worn by the infamous LA Crips gang.
Unfortunately, that isn’t the worst of it.
In the title track, the controversial hip-hop artist takes direct aim at the president for the second time this year. “The President said he wants to make America great again,” the track begins. “F— that s—, we gonna make America Crip again.”
As the rap continues, Snoop Dogg touches on the Colin Kaepernick debacle and offers a glimpse at the NFL he wants to see:
“As I look around, I see so many millionaires with skin like mine. Don’t pretend like I’m with that bulls— your President been tweeting. Them black boys is ballin’ out, the whole block been eating. Ima line ya’ll on up, then start my own league. Ima sign ya’ll on up. I’m thinkin’ who my heroes be. Thank God for the negro league. Colin Kaepernick was blackballed, oh n—–, please. This still America with three K’s.”
Incidentally, even worse than the lyrics, is Snoop Dogg’s statement celebrating gang contributions in the black community. In prepared remarks shared by his publicist, Snoop says the song is not political but rather, a reflection on better times in America. Ironically, his comments define the problems, almost verbatim, that decimate minority communities.
“What I meant by [Make America Crip Again] that, is in my lifetime that’s when young black men in impoverished areas organized to help their communities,” Snoop says. “They take care of their own because society left them for dead. [Crips] looked after kids, provided after-school activities, fed them and stepped in as role models and father figures.”
With role models like the Crips and Colin Kaepernick, it’s no wonder Snoop Dogg is a pot-smoking, anti-Trump, angry man.