Noted hip-hop aficionado Marco Rubio is weighing in on rapper Snoop Dogg’s controversial new music video “Lavender,” that features the rapper firing a toy gun at a clown dressed as Donald Trump.
“Snoop shouldn’t have done that,” the Florida senator told TMZ Monday. “You know we’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that is really something people should be really careful about.”
“I think people can disagree on policy, but we’ve got to be really careful about that kind of thing, because the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, and you can have a real problem, so you know, I’m not sure what Snoop is thinking.
“He should think about that a little bit.”
The song is a remix of the electro-psych tune by BadBadNotGood and Kaytranada.
Snoop (whose real name is Calvin Broadus) elaborated on the video concept in an interview with Billboard.
The rapper criticized police brutality and Trump’s policies, saying:
“The ban that this motherfucker tried to put up; him winning the presidency; police being able to kill motherfuckers and get away with it; people being in jail for weed for 20, 30 years and motherfuckers that’s not black on the streets making money off of it — but if you got color or ethnicity connected to your name, you’ve been wrongfully accused or locked up for it, and then you watching people not of color position themselves to get millions and billions off of it.”