Senator Marco Rubio on Snoop Dogg's 'Lavender' Video's Mocking Trump: 'Snoop Shouldn't Have Done That'
Snoop Dogg's video for BADBADNOTGOOD and Kaytranada's "Lavender (Nightfall Remix)" has critics giving their hot takes. TMZ recently approached Senator Marco Rubio at Reagan National Airport for comment about the Jesse Wellens-directed clip, which shows the West Coast rapper aiming a prop gun at a clown parody of president Donald Trump.
"Snoop shouldn't have done that. We've had presidents assassinated in this country before so anything like that is really something we should be careful about," Rubio said. "I think people could disagree on policy, but we gotta be careful with that kind of thing, because the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you can have a real problem. I'm not sure what Snoop was thinking. He should think about that a little."
In a recent interview with Billboard, Snoop Dogg said he wasn't looking for controversy. "When I be putting shit out, I don’t ever expect or look for a reaction. I just put it out because I feel like it’s something that’s missing. Any time I drop something, I’m trying to fill in a void," he said. "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 shit 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."
He also expressed his dismay with Trump's presidency, specifically "the ban that this motherf--ker tried to put up; him winning the presidency; police being able to kill motherf--kers and get away with it; people being in jail for weed for 20, 30 years and motherf--kers that’s not black on the streets making money off of it..."
A rep for Snoop Dogg did not immediately respond to Billboard's request for comment regarding Rubio's statement.
Watch the video below.