In case you can’t be bothered to bathe in the self-righteous righteousness that is Snoop Lion promoting an album, skip to 11:15 for his pro-gun control rant. And if you can’t be bothered to do that, here’s the money shot: “Politicians, you all got to pay attention, man. This world that we live in, it’s so easy to get your hands on a gun. You’ve got to put some restrictions or ramifications on it. I can go outside right now and buy a gun. Easy. Just like that. You all should really think about it before it hits home, before it hits one of your family members or it hits you or affects someone personally that you know. It shouldn’t take that . . .
Those kids that lost their lives in Connecticut, those kids that keep losing their lives, innocent people who keep losing their lives; we have to speak up for them. We have to do something. We have to make a change. If we don’t do nothing, it’s going to hit us. If I can say it and I can mean it — Goddamnit, get off your ass and make it happen.
True dat. If Snoop Lion can say it and mean it, it must be true. Like the truth that he expressed in Vato, right? Where he promises to “smoke you like a menthol.” And other shit like that.
Which kinda explains my favorite bit of this interview: immediately after the Snoopster’s rant. “That’s what I’m talking about,” the liberal msnbc guy says in his unbiased comfy sweater sort of way. “Let me tell you something, the NRA, you know what they’re gonna say? They gonna say it’s not the guns, it’s you Snoop, it’s these rappers.”
And criminals. Don’t forget the criminals. And the crazies. Otherwise, well, Snoop self-identified as the problem, so who’s to argue?