The latest hypocritical celebrity to jump on the anti-Second Amendment gun-control bandwagon, for no purpose other than increased notoriety, is rapper Snoop Dogg.
In his new video for the song “No Guns Allowed”, featuring Drake and Cori B., Snoop Lion, as he now refers to his “reincarnated” Rastafarian persona, interjects anti-gun lyrics with footage of mass school shootings and newspaper headlines regarding the tragedies.
The video even opens up with President Obama speaking during the memorial for the children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.
“It’s a powerful song and we hope to spread a positive message that hits home with people,” says Snoop Lion. “We’ve seen too much bloodshed involving guns and we want to prevent the next incident from happening. That’s what’s it all about, trying to bring awareness and push love and peace.”
Considering the lyrical and personal history of “Tha Doggfather”, real name: Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., the very notion that he is suddenly anti-gun is laughable.
Snoop has been arrested and charged with illegal gun possession a number of times. The irony of him advocating gun control legislation that includes universal background checks for everyone will not be lost on law abiding gun owners. He is a case in point that background checks are irrelevant when people who have no respect for the law are intent on getting hold of guns.
We do not profess to be experts on Snoop Dogg’s lyrics or the meaning of his songs, but it isn’t difficult to recognize that a huge amount are glorifying of violence, and in particular of gun violence.
Here are a few prime examples:
From “A Nigga Witta Gun” with Dr Dre
Who is the man with the master plan?
A nigga with a motherfucking gun
If you see me on the solo moves best believe that I’m strapped
4-4, .tre-8 or AK-47’cause slowly but surely send you on a stairway to heaven
Just put my finger on the trigger and pull back
And lay a punk motherfucker flat
I’m talking about cocking a gauge in between your eyes
That’ll make you drop to your knees ’cause you realize
That a gat will make any nigga civilized
I’m the one who’s doing it while these other niggas talk about it
And if motherfuckers come at me wrong
I straight put my .44 Desert Eagle to his motherfucking dome
And show him why they call me the notorious one
The name’s Dre Eastwood when I’m packing a gun
From “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
And if a nigga get a attitude
Pop it like it’s hot
Pop it like it’s hot
Pop it like it’s hot
Oh you got a gun so you wanna pop back?
AK47 now nigga, stop that!
you should drop that shit like its hot
From “187″ with Dr Dre
3 and to the 2 and 2 and to the 1,
Head away, sent away, get away snoop’s got a gun,
And he’s lookin’ for the cops who set him up in ’86
Look at what the doc brought in,
A chrome 38, a fo’ty-fo’ mag, and mack 10
So what you wanna do? (what you wanna do? )
I got the gauge, a uzi and the mothafuckin 22
So if you wanna blast, nigga we can buck ‘em
If we stick ‘em then we stuck ‘em so fuck ‘em
Splat to a motherfucker face, he fall.
Strong motherfucker cause he starts to crawl.
I guess I gots to load the glock again.
Hit ‘im with the hollow points and watch him spin.
Fuck it, I had to do this quick.
Grabbed the glock 17, the clip went click.
Tried to detect, but did not detect perfect
So I creep on that ass, pops him and drops him.
That ought to stop from beatin’ up blacks,
Dead in his tracks, from a full six pack.
So Snoopy he went straight to the trunk of his car (And what he get?), he got his gun and they start running hard, he started firing and then he just charged…
Run nigga,Run nigga(Plow)
Duck nigga,Duck nigga(Plow)
Run Motherfucker, Run (Plow)
Run Motherfucker, Run
I didn’t mean to hit what I hit
Now that’s 3 motherfuckers dead, and I ain’t seen shit
But these niggas a scream wit plea but for like a G like me it’s just a case
maybe you can see I crack the mac back and pop off rolling
And smack your neck back, you drop off falling
I wouldn’t be the nigga that I am
If I didn’t pop niggas in their mouth.
We could go on, but the point is pretty clear. Snoopy likes “popping niggas” with guns – A LOT.
Most celebrities love to be seen in the public eye doing what they believe is right for their careers. That’s why so many of them instantly put their faces behind the push for strict gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting in December.
Many were rightly exposed as hypocrites, given that they routinely star in movies and television productions in which depictions of gun violence are commonplace.
It gets to the point of ridiculousness when someone like Sylvester Stallone begins to lecture the American public on gun rights. In his last Rambo movie, Stallone shot to death 83 bad guys, and his latest film is called “Bullet To The Head”.
But perhaps we shouldn’t be too hard on Snoop. Perhaps he has seen the error of his ways after being arrested multiple times on illegal gun related charges. Perhaps he has tired of spitting lyrics about “cracking the mac back,” “popping off,” and “smacking necks back”.
What do you think?