Self-proclaimed “uncle to the hip-hop game” Snoop Dogg talks Donald Trump, police violence and life as a grandfather.
In a new interview for Rolling Stone, the 44-year-old hip-hop veteran, who recently posted a video where he called Donald Trump a “punk*ss,” revealed that in all his years, he’s never seen such a trainwreck. “How could we have someone as reckless as him running our country? I been around for a long time. I seen Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bushes, Clintons. And I never seen a motherfucker like him.”
Meanwhile, the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” artist is trying to channel his energy in a positive direction, partnering with The Game as they take on police violence. “I never really had respect or understanding of the police until I got older and realized that most police officers are humans, too. But that day was about saying, ‘We aren’t going to be done like this anymore by you.’ When there’s an incident with a civilian, we need to make sure everyone makes it home safely – not just the officer,” said Snoop recalling what inspired July’s march to LAPD headquarters.
“Every day of our lives, this is what we’ve been going through with the police. Getting beat, getting pulled over for nothing, getting harassed, getting killed. All that shit been going on for years, but now there’s cameras and now they’re saying everybody’s woke. No, we’ve been woke,” he continued.
As for whether he’s worried his new role as grandfather will affect his “early gangsta-rap reputation,” Snoop displayed some rather impressive growth. “Nah, because I ain’t 19 no more. I don’t gangbang. You’re dealing with a grandfather, the uncle to the hip-hop game. He’s made a full 360 from where he was to who he is – and that’s what we love about him. He’s a great example of what you can be,” he said.
“It’s the best feeling in the world, man. Watching my grandson crawling, being what my son was to me, it’s a chance to love my son all over again,” the rapper continued.