California-based Rapper Snoop Dogg wants furloughed federal workers to remember their current dire circumstances in November of 2020.
In an Instagram video posted Sunday, Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Broadus) spoke to his 28 million followers about the ongoing federal government shutdown about the necessity of federal workers voting Donald Trump out of office in the next election.
“All the people from the federal government not gettin’ paid right now, ain’t no fuckin’ way in the world y’all can vote for Donald Trump when he come back up again,” Snoop Dogg said in the video. “All you federal government people that’s not gettin’ paid, that’s bein’ treated fuckin’ unfairly right now, not bein’ paid, that’s so terrible.”
“When the shit get back on and y’all get y’all jobs back, and it’s time to vote, don’t vote for that n***a, please don’t. Look what he do. He just don’t give a fuck. Y’all honest, blue-collar, hard-working people that’s suffering.”
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This isn’t the first anti-Trump video Snoop Dogg has posted. In 2017, when Trump suggested the NFL suspend Oakland raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for refusing to stand for the national anthem to protest police brutality — but standing for the Mexican national anthem for a game played in Mexico — the Long Beach rapper didn’t go quietly into the night.
“Fuck you Donald Trump, and everything you stand for,” he said. “They should suspend your dumb ass, motherfucker. The goofy shit you do every day. When you gonna get suspended, motherfucker?”
“I’m with Marshawn Lynch, n***a, stand up for the Mexican president, Mexican motherfucking national anthem. We fuck with Mexicans, n***a. They the homies.”
The Hip-Hop community in general has also become politically outspoken since the inauguration of Donald Trump. Detroit rapper Eminem went viral in a cipher for the 2017 BET Awards specifically directed at Trump. While Trump has a habit of tweeting back at his critics, he has been noticeably silent in response to both Snoop Dogg and Eminem.
Tom Cahill is a contributor for Grit Post who covers political and economic news. He lives in Bend, Oregon. Send him an email at tom DOT v DOT cahill AT gmail DOT com.