Snoop Dogg Pulled A Gun On A Trump Clown & Marco Rubio Is Not Feeling It

Snoop Dogg Pulled A Gun On A Trump Clown & Marco Rubio Is Not Feeling It
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The D-O-double-G is in some hot water for his new politically charged music video.

While rapping about police brutality and all the "clown sh*t" going on in America lately, Snoop Dogg chains up and pulls a gun on a caricature of President Donald Trump in "Lavender (Nightfall Remix)."

"The whole world is clownin’ around, and (director Jesse Wellens') concept is so right on point with the art direction and the reality, because if you really look at some of these motherf*ckers, they are clowns," the 45-year-old rapper told Billboard.

Snoop said he's got a whole list of complaints about the current commander in chief that he didn't touch on in the video, including the travel ban and heavy sentences for drug offences.

"It’s a lot of clown sh*t going on that we could just sit and talk on the phone all day about," he explained, "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."

Though Snoop doesn't actually gun down the Trump character — a flag that reads "BANG" pops out of the gun instead of a bullet — at least one lawmaker is miffed about the mock assassination.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) told TMZ that it's fine if Snoop Dogg disagrees with Trump's policies, but portraying Trump's assassination — as a joke or otherwise — goes over the line.

"We have to be very careful about (pretending to kill a president), because (if) the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you can have a real problem," Rubio said. "I'm not sure what Snoop was thinking."

Ice-T and his friend / fellow rapper, Treach, are fans of the video, though. While they recognize that it's illegal to point a gun at the president, to them, "Lavender" is "artistic."

"I think Trump brings a lot of these jokes onto himself," Ice-T told TMZ. "You know, he's just such a character and he acts like a clown. ... He gives these people so much material and stuff."

For what it's worth, Snoop said he wasn't intentionally trying to stir up controversy with the video—he just wanted to point out an issue that he feels is being ignored.

"Any time I drop something, I’m trying to fill in a void," Snoop said in his interview with Billboard. "I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f*cking clown as president, and the sh*t that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being." 

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