The year 2020 is shaping up to be one for the books. It’s only June, and we’ve experienced an impeachment of a president, Kobe Bryant’s passing, pandemic, protests, and at the end of the year, we’ll be casting votes in the 2020 election.
2020 has also been a long year for Snoop Dogg, who has found himself in a fair share of headlines. Following Kobe Bryant’s passing, Snoop Dogg came under fire for comments that he made about Gayle King in the wake of an interview that the journalist did with WNBA basketball legend Lisa Leslie. In the interview, King asked Leslie if she thought Kobe Bryant’s legacy was “complicated” by the 2003 assault charge. Snoop found the question inappropriate and accused King of attacking members of her own community.
“What do you gain from that? I swear to god, we the worst. We the worst. We expect more from you, Gayle,” the rapper said in the video. “Why y’all attacking us? We your people! You ain’t come after Harvey Weinstein, asking them questions. I get sick of y’all.”
Snoop eventually appeared on Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith and apologized to Gayle King with the advice of his mother.
Just a few weeks ago, Snoop Dogg found himself in an unwanted beef with rapper 6ix9ine. Tekashi 6ix9ine initiated the battle between himself and Snoop Dogg after posting an Instagram story asking fans if he should reveal which rappers had also snitched, “because they told me everything when I started.” The Shade Room shared a screenshot of the story on an Instagram post, which received a comment from 6ix9ine: “@snoopdogg hey sir let’s chat.”
6ix9ine then accused Snoop Dogg of cheating on his wife with Celina Powell and posted a photo from what would be considered a ‘private situation.’ The beef eventually died down after 6ix9ine removed the image, which could have possibly violated his parole.
Despite the many beefs and challenges, Snoop has remained very vocal in politics and current events happening throughout the country. Earlier today, Snoop Dogg gave props to the City of Los Angeles after Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti Cut $150M from LAPD with plans of reinvesting the money into communities of color.
Snoop Dogg also visited Big Boy’s Neighborhood to discuss the current demonstrations happening throughout the country and the black community overall.
When asked why he was so vocal by Big Boy, Snoop stated, “because I’m the people’s champ and the voice of the people. Snoop then followed up with, “Somebody gotta be willing to take a stand, or we will fall for anything. And we have fallen too many times, so I’m standing up. That’s what I gotta do, that’s what I know how to do, and that’s what I’m trained to do.’
Later in the interview, Big Boy asked Snoop Dogg what he felt about Trump and voting. At that moment, Snoop revealed, “I ain’t never voted a day in my life, but this year I think Imma get out and vote ’cause I can’t stand to see this [man] in office one more year,” Snoop Dogg said.
“For many years, they had me brainwashed thinking that you couldn’t vote because you had a criminal record. I didn’t know that. My record’s been expunged. So now I can vote.”
Snoop Dogg then declared 2020 will be the first year he will vote. “Cause we gotta make a difference. You can’t talk about it and not be about it. I can’t tell you to do and then don’t go do it. Everybody know I’m a frontliner. I ain’t gon’ tell you to do something that I didn’t do.
Check out the interview below: