Common Defends Snoop Dogg’s Anti-Trump Video As ‘Freedom Of Expression’
Common is coming to Snoop Dogg’s defense over the rapper’s controversial music video in which Snoop points and fires a gun at a clown dressed as Donald Trump.
Snoop’s fellow rapper and actor says the video is simply a “freedom of expression,” which is essentially the foundation of hip-hop.
“Hip-hop always has been about freedom of expression. That’s one of the most powerful things,” Common told TMZ Wednesday. “Hip-hop has been like a voice for so many people.”
“If you think about the days of Public Enemy and you fast-forward to Kendrick Lamar,” Common argued, “hip-hop artists have always been speaking up and saying what they feel.”
Whether someone speaks out against a president or a politician shouldn’t matter, according to Common. (RELATED: Rapper Threatens To ‘Pimp Out’ First Lady Melania Trump)
“If you [don’t] like what [is] going on you speak up, and we’re entitled to do that as people.”
Many rappers have been weighing in on the controversial music video since it was released earlier this week. Snoop Dogg’s nephew, Bow Wow, had perhaps the most offensive reaction on Wednesday when he responded to a tweet from Trump about the video.
“Ayo @realDonaldTrump shut your punk ass up talking shit about my uncle @SnoopDogg before we pimp your wife and make her work for us,” the rapper tweeted.
His tweet has since been deleted.