Snoop Dogg’s music video for “Lavender,” where the rapper is shown shooting a fake gun at a clown version of President Donald Trump, is still creating a stir a week after its release.
In addition to political pundits and rappers discussing the rapper’s visuals, the president himself jumped on Twitter to address the controversial video, right in the middle of being investigated on ties to Russia and creating an “affordable” health plan that will affect the entire country.
“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!”
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Right behind Trump was comedian Steve Harvey who stepped into the conversation to defend POTUS.
“The problem with all this is that there is an office in this country called the ‘president,’ and you have to respect the office,” Harvey said on his radio show. “You really do. Whether you want to or not. You have to respect the office. They got laws.”
He went on to address Bow Wow and T.I. who aligned with Snoop in his criticism of the president.
“I love Snoop. Bow Wow, always respectful and cordial with one another, me and T.I. I don’t have no problem with T.I. I love the dude. I’m just saying brothers be smart. You gotta be smart man… All y’all talking got money. You got money, man. You got money and they know how to go after that money. Just be smart, let me tell ya man, leave the first lady out of this.”
Instead of going off, T.I. took the high road and left a poignant comment on a related news post.
“We respect those who respect us,” he said. “We respect those who respect themselves. Emergency message to you my brother… #GETOUT.”
Hopefully, this closes up this conversation.