Snoop Dogg shoots a toy gun at a clown dressed as President Trump in a new music video for “Lavender.”
The 45-year-old rapper said the song, named after the original BADBADNOTGOOD collaboration featuring Kaytranada, is a response to the “clowns” in power who supposedly profit off the struggles of the black community.
In the video, directed by Jesse Wellens, Snoop Dogg points a gun at parody Trump’s head and pulls the trigger, causing a “BANG” flag to shoot from the barrel. In a later scene, parody Trump is seen bound by chains as he tries in vain to score a hit off Snoop Dogg’s blunt.
“The whole world is clownin’ around,” Snoop Dogg told Billboard in an interview about the video Sunday, “if you really look at some of these [expletive], they are clowns.”
He continued, “The ban that this [expletive] tried to put up; him winning the presidency; police being able to kill [expletive] and get away with it; people being in jail for weed for 20, 30 years and [expletive] 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.
“It’s a lot of clown [expletive] going on that we could just sit and talk on the phone all day about, but it’s a few issues that we really wanted to lock into [for the video] like police, the president and just life in general,” he added.
(Editor’s note: Cursing in the video below.)