Snoop Dogg 'shoots' Trump character in controversial Lavendar music video
Snoop’s latest video shows a scene where a mock President has a gun held to his head. Picture: Lavender/Screengrab.

PRESIDENT Trump  isn't thrilled about Snoop's latest hit Lavender featuring a clown-President called Ronald Klump with an orange face and peroxide hair.

In the controversial new video, Snoop Dogg points a fake gun at the clown-President and pulls the trigger, unfurling a flag that says "BANG!", after he threatened to deport all dogs.

Trump wasn't pleased about the video featuring his likeness and took to twitter to lash out at Snoop, saying the “failing” artist needs “jail time” for a controversial video featuring him holding a gun to a likeness of the President.

The President’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen told TMZ the video was “totally disgraceful.”

“Snoop owes the President an apology. There’s absolutely nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a President and I’m really shocked at him because I thought he was better than that,” he said.

“I’m not really sure I understand the artistic value ... I would not have accepted it if it was President Obama. I certainly don’t accept it as President Trump.”

“He has to learn that they need to respect the office of the President.”

He also invited Snoop to join the President’s “diversity coalition”.

Earlier, Snoop told Billboard he was inspired to make the clown-themed video by the “clown sh*t going on” in Washington.

“When I be putting sh*t out, I don’t ever expect or look for a reaction. I just put it out because I feel like it’s something that’s missing,” he said.

“Any time I drop something, I’m trying to fill in a void,” he said.

“I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f — king clown as president, and the sh*t that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being.”

Senator Marco Rubio agreed with the Trump team, saying mock shootings are something to be “careful about” given assassinations have happened in the US before.

“I think people can disagree on policy, but we’ve got to be careful with that kind of thing, because the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you can have a real problem,” he said.

Snoop says the video was about all the “clowning around” going on at the moment. Picture: Lavender/Screengrab

Snoop says the video was about all the “clowning around” going on at the moment. Picture: Lavender/ScreengrabSource:Supplied

 

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Pius Aghadiuno
By Pius Aghadiuno 03/15/2017 11:14:00