Snoop Dogg album cover features dead Donald Trump

Rapper Snoop Dogg has published the cover art for Make America Crip Again which features him standing alongside the corpse of US President Donald Trump.

It's the second time this year the 'Gin & Juice' hitmaker has depicted the mock assassination of the former Celebrity Apprentice star after he shot a clown lookalike in his 'Lavender' video.

Snoop's new album cover is a tribute to Ice Cube's Death Certificate, released in 1991, with him in place of the fellow Californian rapper and Trump in place of the dead Uncle Sam.

Only the feet of the deceased is visible in each image.

Despite the overt tone of the imagery and the title of Make America Crip Again, the 46-year-old insists it's apolitical.

"It's not a statement or a political act: it's just good music. Certain people feel like we should make America 'great again,' but that time they're referring to always takes me back to separation and segregation so I'd rather Make America Crip Again," Snoop told the Rolling Stone.

"In my lifetime, that's when young black men in impoverished areas organised to help their communities and to take care of their own because society basically left them for dead. A lot of people glorify the gang-banging and violence but forget that in the beginning, the Crips' main and sole purpose was to be the reflection of the Black Panthers. They looked after kids, provided after-school activities, fed them and stepped in as role models and father figures."

Make America Crip Again is the follow-up album to 2016's Coolaid.