Snoop Dogg is known for his hip hop tracks and although his name was quiet for a long time, his latest Nightfall remix of BadBadNotGood's track "Lavender" seems to be making a lot of noise. With his satirical defense to the current US government, the 45-year-old rapper is seriously funny with imitating an anchorman along with the clowns, one who looks a lot like President Donald Trump.
Snoop Dogg's BadBadNotGood's music video for "Lavender" features him as an anchorman living in a world full of clowns. Literally, everyone, except him are, made up to look like clowns and there is even a parody version of the US president Trump funnily named as Ronald Klump. Meanwhile, as FACT cited, actor Michael Rapaport was shot dead by police as he smokes weed. This then became after a citizen took a video and posted it online.
Despite the humorous act portrayed in the video, Snoop Dogg's powerful lyrics clearly sends a rather powerful message, saying: "Trying to keep from dying in these muthafuckin' streets / Fuck the police / From a black man's point of view, " Snoop raps about police brutality and racism. "Resident evil / It's all on camera and they still don't believe you."
Director Jesse Wellens talked about what inspired him with Snoop Dogg's latest video on Billboard. He said that it came out of Philando Castile shooting. The incident, which is about a police officer shooting Castile seven times, caused riots. Wellens thinks that it is clownery and ridiculous, so he has brought the clowns out.
Snoop Dogg supported Wellen's sentiments, saying that he, too, is planning to make a song as a voice to the people who don't have a voice.
"The whole world is clownin' around, and Jesse's concept is so right on point with the art direction and the reality," Snoop Dogg explained. "Because if you really look at some of these motherfuckers, they are clowns."