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Common Latest to Defend Snoop Dogg's Trump-Baiting 'Lavender' Vid

Posted by Admin on March 16, 2017 at 8:55 AM

Common is the latest MC to come to the defense of Snoop Dogg in the wake of the controversy over Snoop's Donald Trump-baiting "Lavender" video. Snoop also took to Instagram on Wednesday (March 15) to say he had nothing to say about the flap, offering just a satisfied smile.

 

The controversy over the collabo with BADBADNOTGOOD in which the president is depicted in greasepaint makeup and subject to a mock clowny execution with one of those "BOOM!" toy guns has inspired ire from Trump and some other Republicans and support from many of Tha Doggfather's peers.

 

"Hip-hop always been about freedom of expression, that's one of the most powerful things," rapper Common told TMZ on Wednesday (March 15). "Hip-hop has been like a voice for so many people... If you go think about the days of Public Enemy and you fast-forward to Kendrick Lamar, hip-hop artists have always been speaking up and saying what they feel... if it's a president they don't like, if it's a politician they don't like... if you didn't like what was going on you speak up and we're entitled to do that as people."

 

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