Snoop Dogg ‘Choppn it up wit’ Obama to Promote New Album
“Choppn it up wit @barackobama about #reincarnated live from tha White House !!!!”
Snoop Dogg (or as he calls himself now, Snoop Lion) had a big day at the White House, hanging with Obama, and promoting his latest album, Reincarnated. Snoop was clearly enthused about the visit, as it elicited four exclamation points in his tweet Wednesday:
Snoop Dogg has had a storied career, including appearances in both major Hollywood films and in the courtroom for charge, including manslaughter, sexual offenses, and illegal drug and fire arm possession.
In the 1990s, Snoop was charged with several crimes, including voluntary manslaughter. In 2003, he was named in an affidavit that accused him and other producers of a “Girls Gone Wild: Doggy Style” tape of convincing two underage girls to take their tops off for the camera via offers of ecstasy and marijuana. In the 2007, Snoop pleaded no contest tofelony drug charges and illegal gun possession.
His music is characterized by its promotion of violence and drug use, and its explicit subject matter, as in his song “Slow Down”:
I got niggas shot niggas drop niggas for fun.
I [inaudible] from these shoulders, I don’t need no gun.
But it’s the nineties, and niggas don’t bump by the end of the round
The clown bound to dump, young chump.
You don’t wanna get caught up in my mix,
Cause I’m a soldier, blasting at the rollers, bitch.
We don’t neva eva, talk no shit.
Unless we mack that shit up, nigga you get lit.
Glad that President Obama has time to “chop it up” with the rapper.