By George L. Cook III EMAIL
By now I'm sure you have heard or heard about Snoop Dogg's (AKA Calvin Broadus) infamous video rant about not wanting to see the remake of Roots (Not sure if Snoops remembers it though). He stated that he was tired of seeing slave movies and wanted to see something else. Many could care less that he didn't want to watch the new mini-series but were upset by him calling for a boycott of a show no one had seen yet. There's been a firestorm of negative response to his video and attacks on his character. I'm here to defend Mr. Broadus and to tell you why you should leave Snoop alone.
Mr. Dogg is the star of such cinematic classics as Soul Plane (still can't see why that wasn't nominated for an Oscar), the Car Wash remake, and Bones, so trust me he knows what good quality and culturally uplifting entertainment looks like.
When it comes to Snoop's character, I think the attacks are misguided. If you ignore the violent lyrics, calling women bitches and hos, making porn, the murder charge, and the constant weed smoking he's actually a good guy.
Mr. Dogg took time out of his busy day to talk to us about Roots. He could have been doing other things like:
Smoking more weed.
Tending to his Cannabis plants (Trust me he has a few).
Braiding his hair.
Making another bad reggae album (RIP Snoop Lion).
So just remember he didn't have to speak to you ungrateful bastards at all.
Lastly, Snoop called for the boycott to help you. He wanted you to have more time to watch programs that uplift Black America like, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta", "Preachers of L.A.", or "Love and Hip Hop". Not many celebrities would do that for you.
So with all the factors I just pointed out, don't you think it's time to leave Snoop alone?
George L. Cook III AfricanAmericanReports.Com