Snoop Dogg must apologise to Donald Trump, says lawyer

  • 15/03/2017

President Donald Trump's lawyer has a message for Snoop Dogg following the release of the music video for his song 'Lavender' - "Shame on you, Snoop".

The parody video includes a shot of the rapper firing a toy gun at a clown version of Trump, alluding to the "clownery" of police and state violence against citizens.

Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen - who became a viral hit with his "says who" video last year - told media the Snoop Dogg video is "totally disgraceful".

"Snoop owes the president an apology," he said.

"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."

The video was inspired by the death of Philando Castile, an unarmed victim of a "traffic stop" gone wrong and, as some argue, an incident of racially-fuelled police violence.

Trump has long advocated for increased police presence and harsher patrol, a strategy Black Lives Matter and some anti-police brutality groups say will only bring more harm.

"I'm not really sure I understand the artistic value to having somebody dress up as Trump and firing a weapon at him," Cohen added.

"I certainly would not have accepted it if it was President Obama. I certainly don't accept it as President Trump, and in all fairness, it's not funny, it's not artistic."

"Shame on you, Snoop," concluded Cohen. "You should be better than that, that's for sure."