WARNING: This post contains potentially offensive language
In what looks to be a mock assassination of the Clown-in-Chief Ronald Klump, a Parody of President Trump in the video, Snoop pulls a fake gun on a clown version of President Trump in the satirical video.
“The whole world is clowning’ around, and [Jesse’s] concept is so right on point with the art direction and the reality, because if you really look at some of these motherf**kers, they are clowns,” Snoop tells Billboard of the music video. “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**king 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.”
YouTube star Jesse Wellens took on the directing gig for the cinematic music video, saying he’s proud of what they accomplished: “I’m just proud of the entire piece altogether.”
Fans took to Twitter to react to the controversial video.
— 👩🏽⚖️ (@NewYork0176) March 13, 2017
— Duke.nificent (@DukeBou) March 13, 2017
Following furor over Snoop Dogg’s none-too-subtle jab at the president, a lawyer representing Donald Trump has responded.
“Its absolutely disgraceful,” said lawyer Michael Cohen in an interview with TMZ on Tuesday. “Snoop owes the president an apology. There’s nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a president.”
Trump himself responded to the music video on Twitter on Wednesday. He claimed that Snoop Dogg’s career is failing and that if it had been Barack Obama in the video instead of Trump, the rapper would have gone to jail:
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
As Cohen sees it, he would feel the same way had it been Obama and not Trump being depicted in the video.
“You know what’s really sad is that there is so much more that Snoop can do for this country,” Cohen continued. “Maybe there are other things he can do to help the inner cities get past the violence, the drugs, and the killings going on instead of showing more killings.” Watch: