Snoop and Trump take shots at each other.
In his music video for his new single "Lavender," West Coast hip hop ambassador, Snoop Dogg, uses a toy gun to "shoot" a clown with a strong resemblance to President Donald Trump, and as what has become his signature clap back move, the POTUS took to Twitter to respond to the rapper's video.
Fire up the gallery below to check out the video for "Lavender" and to get the scoop on Trump's newfound beef with Snoop.
In the video for Snoop’s new track "Lavender," which is a remix of a song of the same title by Canadian group BADBADNOTGOOD, the D-O-double-G raps about police brutality as it plays out in a world populated mostly by clowns. The concept for the song and the video were brought to Snoop by the video director, Jesse Wellens, according to a report by Billboard, and was inspired by the shooting of Philando Castile — the Falcon Heights man who was fatally shot by cops at a traffic stop last July.
Towards the end of the video, as he ends the hook with the words, ”This is the final call," he walks up to a clown resembling President Trump and points a gun at his head. Snoop then pulls the trigger and a banner with the word “bang” shoots out of the toy pistol.
Funny, right?! Well, the President didn’t think so, and he let his Twitter fingers do the talking. In a tweet, the POTUS went as far as saying that Snoop’s career is currently in decline, and also suggested that if it had been President Obama who was shot in the music video, all hell would break loose and the rapper would be incarcerated.
Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, spoke to “TMZ Live” about the video stating that the Trump the Clown scene is “totally disgraceful.”
“Snoop owes the president an apology,” Cohen said. “There’s absolutely nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a president, and I’m really shocked at him because I thought he was better than that.”