Recently, rapper Snoop Dogg posted an image to promote his newest single and album.
The image showed what seemed to be the dead body of the current president of the United States, Donald Trump. The dead body portrayed in the photo was draped in the US flag.
In the same photo, the American rapper is standing with a cup of drink in his hand beside the corpse that has a toe tag that reads "Trump."
The image was meant to mirror Ice Cube’s album cover, Death Certificate, which was released way back in 1991. In the photo with Ice Cube in it, the dead body had a tag that said "Uncle Sam."
In this album, Snoop Dogg also rapped about Colin Kaepernick, a former 49ers quarterback. According to Snoop Dogg, the quarterback was blackballed by none other than the country's National Football League right after he decided to kneel down during the singing of the national anthem. He did so to protest against the country's racial injustice, which is still evident today.
"The President said that he intends to make the country great again. Well, I say f--- that s---," raps Snoop Dogg. Despite the references that the rapper made, he told Billboard in an interview that he is just making good music. He is not making a political act or a statement.
"Certain people want to make the country great again. However, they are referring to the point in time when black people were separated and segregated. This is why I would rather make the country 'Crip' again," exclaimed Snoop Dogg.
"I am taking us all back to the time when we wanted to be ourselves and we focused on the community," added the rapper. "I am for people's evolution, the people who are coming together, as well as being one rather than advocating for a separation in the society. I think music is one of the best ways to heal."
Originally, the album was planned to be released on October 27th. Snoop Dogg also released a music video earlier this year, which was for his song, Lavender. In the music video, he used a toy gun to shoot a clown that was dressed as the US President. This means that the album cover is not the first time that the rapper has tried to stir controversy for the stance he takes against Donald Trump.
In response to Snoop Dogg's video, the US President suggested that he should be put in jail because he made an "assassination" reference.
Trump tweeted: "Imagine the outcry if the rapper, with his failing career, had aimed a gun at former Pres. Obama and fired it. Jail time!"
As for Snoop Dogg, he told Billboard that he feels like there are too many people who are currently having fun, partying, making cool records, but they are not dealing with the issue that the President is a “f***ing clown.”