Snoop Dogg aimed a toy gun at a clown dressed as Republican President Donald Trump in a new music video, featuring a population of clowns.
In the video posted Sunday, Snoop Dogg shoots at Trump, with a gun that releases the word “bang”.
The music video also shows a TV airing a news conference with the headline “Ronald Klump wants to deport all doggs,” airing live from ‘The Clown House’.
The video is for a remixed version of the song Lavender, by Canadian group BADBADNOTGOOD featuring Snoop Dogg and Kaytranada.
‘What If the Gun Had Been Aimed at Obama?’ Trump Asks
The President was not pleased with the video, and took some time out of running the country to slam Snoop Dogg on Twitter on Wednesday, claiming that the rapper would have received jail time had his video featured the rapper pointing a gun at his predecessor Obama.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
In an interview with TMZ, Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen said:
There’s absolutely nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a President. Im really shocked, I thought he was better than that. I’m not really sure I understand the artistic value of having someone dress up as Trump and firing a weapon at him.
He also expressed his disappointment adding that “There’s so much more that Snoop can do for his country, than this sort of ridiculous video.”
Snoop Dogg Not the First to Rap Against Authority Figures
In 2007, Dutch rapper Mo$heb was sentenced to 80 hours of community service when a song of included a death threat towards Dutch politician, Geert Wilders. The court deemed the contents of his rap to be a threat to democracy.
In a fiery eight-minute freestyle rap On “No Favours” – a track on rapper Big Sean’s album “I Decided”– Eminem declares himself an opponent of Trump and his administration:
I’m anti/Can’t no government handle a commando ... I’ll make his whole brand go under
Florida Senator Marco Rubio spoke to TMZ about the issue, saying “Snoop shouldn’t have done that, we’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that is something people should be really careful about.” He adds that if the “wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you could have a real problem.”