On Monday, BadBadNotGood dropped a video (scroll down) for "Lavender (Nightfall Remix)" featuring Snoop Dogg and Kaytranada living in a world full of clowns. It immediately made headlines for Snoop shooting a clown-painted Donald Trump stand-in with one of those Joker-ish, realistic-looking pistols that ejects a flag that says BANG. The faux-president's called Ronald Klump, and wants "to deport all doggs," per a news TV update.
At the three-minute mark in the Jesse Wellens–directed clip, the music stops as Snoop fires the shot blogged 'round the world. By the end,
Trump Klump is in chains, getting blunt-smoke blown in his face.
Donald Trump responded on Twitter on Wednesday morning with a Republican staple, the "if this had happened when Obama was president..." hypothetical:
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
The Snoop-featuring "Lavender" video in question:
Prior to Donald Trump's comments, Snoop Dogg spoke with Billboard about the video, saying "nobody's dealing with the real issue with this fucking clown as president." Of the issues, the Doggfather elaborated:
"The ban that this motherfucker tried to put up; him winning the presidency; police being able to kill motherfuckers and get away with it; people being in jail for weed for 20, 30 years and motherfuckers 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 shit 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."
Michael Cohen, a lawyer for Trump, video-chatted with TMZ (?) to call the "Lavender" video "absolutely disgraceful." He said it's "really sad is that there is so much more that Snoop can do for this country," and made a call for penitence: "Snoop owes the president an apology. There's nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a president."
Next, watch Snoop answer some fun questions for Fuse: