Wednesday 24 May 2017

Donald Trump condemns Snoop Dogg over toy gun video

Snoop Dogg performing at the Radio 1 Big Weekend, held in Earlham Park, Norwich.
Snoop Dogg performing at the Radio 1 Big Weekend, held in Earlham Park, Norwich.

By Julia Hunt

Donald Trump clearly wasn’t impressed by Snoop’s latest video.

US president Donald Trump has taken aim at Snoop Dogg after the rapper shot a toy gun at the American leader’s likeness in a music video.

The film released over the weekend shows Snoop shooting at a clown dressed as Mr Trump with a gun that releases a flag with the word “bang”.

Mr Trump on Wednesday posted an angry tweet about the video.

Florida senator Marco Rubio has also spoken out about the video, telling gossip site TMZ: “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 said.

He added that if the “wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you could have a real problem”.

Mr Rubio lost to Mr Trump in the Republican primary campaign.

The video is for a remixed version of the song Lavender, by Canadian group BadBadNotGood featuring Snoop and Kaytranada.

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