Snoop Dogg seems to be taking a hit at Donald Trump again with his newest EP cover. The rapper’s “Make America Crip Again” artwork features him looking down on a toe-tagged corpse labeled “Trump” that’s draped in the American flag. The image is a take on Ice Cube’s cover for his 1991 “Death Certificate.”
Snoop posted the artwork on his Instagram Tuesday before deleting it, according to TMZ. The EP’s music streaming artwork features a blue cap similar to the red one sported by Trump supporters except it has the phrase “Make America Crip Again” rather than “Make America Great Again.”
Needless to say, Trump supporters and right-wingers are fired up over the corpse image.
Sickening, disgusting, and pure vile. Lock him up!https://t.co/bKXBlmmf71
— Funkytown (@hotfunkytown) November 2, 2017
Leftist Black Privilege…
Snoop Dogg stands over the body of a dead President Trump on new album cover.https://t.co/7GOAhszKFO
— Mark Pantano (@TheMarkPantano) November 2, 2017
Posting frog memes is hate speech.
Releasing an album cover posing in front of the dead President is fine.https://t.co/28cW3VwB4g
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) November 2, 2017
#2 the racist, "dumb dogg" , aka, Snoop Dogg, Poses Over Trump Corpse… pic.twitter.com/1bAHDb2cG0
— j wall ✡ (@jwhaifa) November 2, 2017
Ahead of the outrage, Snoop said his new album set for an Oct. 27 release isn’t political.
Snoop Dogg’s Politics
“It’s not a statement or a political act: it’s just good music,” the rapper said in a statement about his eight-track extended play to RollingStone Thursday, Oct. 19 “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.
“In my lifetime, that’s when young Black men in impoverished areas organized 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 Crip’s 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.”
This is the second time that Snoop has zeroed in on the president. The first came in March when the rapper featured a clown version of Trump in his “Lavender” music video. The clip saw Snoop firing a toy gun at “Ronald Klump,” which spurred a Twitter beef with the Commander in Cheif.