Snoop Dogg will cast his vote â€” for the first time ever â€” in Novemberâ€™s presidential election saying, â€œWe got to make a difference.â€
The 48-year-old rapper opened up on radio station Real 92.3 Thursday when asked for his thoughts on President Trump and the November election. â€œI aint never voted a day in my life, but this year I think Iâ€™m going to get out and vote because I canâ€™t stand to see this punk in office one more year,â€ he responded.
Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, explained why he had never before exercised his right to vote: “For many years they had me brainwashed thinking that you couldnâ€™t vote because you had a criminal record. I didn’t know that. My record’s been expunged so now I can vote.” The rapper was convicted of felonies in 1990 and 2007.
Asked whether 2020 will be the first election in which the rapper participants, he answered, â€œDefinitely. Because weâ€™ve got to make a difference. I canâ€™t talk about it and not be about it. I canâ€™t tell you to do it and donâ€™t go do it.â€
The star didnâ€™t mention newly-minted Democratic candidate Joe Biden or Trump by name but history reveals tension between him and the president. In 2017, Snoopâ€™s â€œLavenderâ€ music video featured a Trump “clown” lookalike on the end of a toy pistol. After it aired, the president tweeted, â€œCan you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!â€
It was an about-face from 2007 when Trump called the rapper â€œthe greatestâ€ after his appearance on the reality show The Apprentice.
Mid-interview, Snoop Dogg warned people to be safe during the coronavirus crisis, explaining that heâ€™s largely been indoors. “I’ve been up and down, I’m a human, I have good days, bad days, but I’m more locked in so I like to pace so either walk around in circles, watch things on TV, play video games.â€
He added, â€œYou know just keeping myself busy and staying active.â€
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