Snoop Dogg is being called out by fans online after posting a video previewing Kanye West’s upcoming collaboration with Dr. Dre. In the video, which Snoop took while lounging around the studio during a recording session for the forthcoming project, Snoop hypes up the collaboration, saying, “Kanye West got some hot music. Shhhhh. Kanye West got some hot shit. Only I can get exclusive footage.”
However, it wasn’t all that long ago that Snoop was cussing out Kanye in interviews for questionable statements he made about slavery and his incessant support of Donald Trump. Kanye’s “red cap era” made him a target of many in the hip-hop community who believed that his actions were reckless and contradicted Kanye’s previously expressed political views. That Kanye would so fervently support a politician who made openly racist statements repeatedly signaled support for the worst elements of his professed party irked many of hip-hop’s most outspoken artists, including Snoop, who said in a 2018 interview, “If you like that n****, you’re motherf*cking racist. Kanye too, don’t forget about him. Throw him in the bag ’cause he right with them motherf*ckers.”
Now, though, it seems that Snoop is once again on Team Kanye, since Kanye is working with Snoop’s longtime partner and benefactor, Dr. Dre. Fans were quick to call out the perceived hypocrisy of this position, as in their eyes, Snoop went from being a Kanye “hater” to one of his cheerleaders because Kanye’s work with Dre benefitted Snoop.
Fuck snoop dogg. He’s the biggest hypocrite. He was talking all bad about Kanye when he was wearing MAGA hats now he’s in the Stu with him? Lame as hell https://t.co/weQUK2xwRL
— Dirty Dan (@AndrewKeef) June 27, 2020
It’s certainly got a funky smell to it. Kanye may have stopped sporting and trying to defend his “Make America Great Again” cap with thin excuses about changing the stitching, but he hasn’t backed off his support of Trump in any way. Earlier this year, just before Trump’s waffling on the growing COVID-19 pandemic left the United States vulnerable to the virus’ spread, Kanye even admitted he’d still vote for Donald in the upcoming national elections, if he voted at all, while demonstrating he still didn’t get why the public decried his Trump support. While it seems that many of those calling out Snoop Dogg are Kanye fans holding a grudge, Snoop’s new stance still seems to run counter to his previous outspoken feelings toward Kanye. Perhaps he’ll make some sort of statement clearing the air soon.
See more responses to Snoop’s Kanye support below.
Snoop Dogg talking bad about Kanye for 2 years just to end up in the studio with him and Dr. Dre: pic.twitter.com/y1NmUXJuwL
— Ronald Isley (@yoyotrav) June 27, 2020
Snoop Dogg shitted on Kanye and Kim for 3 business days and now he's on Instagram saying "WE MAKING MOVIES !!!!" in the studio, this is nasty. https://t.co/DfDiYTu2C7
— Ahmed🇸🇴🇸🇴🇸🇴/Justice for Breonna Taylor (@big_business_) June 27, 2020
Wait. Not even a year and a half ago Snoop’s fake ass was talking so much shit about how crazy kanye was. 🙄 https://t.co/DNHnLUTvNS
— (Charlie Heat Version) (@YESEEGHOSTS) June 27, 2020