Snoop Dogg says Kanye West’s public breakdown on TMZ earlier this month may be blamed on the Kardashian family. The rapper went viral when he said 400 years of slavery sounds “like a choice,” and now, Snoop thinks he knows what led Ye to say as much.
“I thought he needed some medical attention first and foremost,” the rapper tells “The View” Thursday, May 24 of his initial thoughts. “But then after I got past the laughing, I started feeling sad for him. He truly misses his mother, he truly misses a Black woman in his life.”
Then, came the shade toward the Kardashians, which West married into when he wed Kim.
“He truly misses the stability of having somebody telling him when he’s wrong and correcting him and checking him as opposed to allowing him to keep doing what he’s doing,” Snoop said. “And that to me — he needs help. He’s crying out for help. So instead of me bashing him, we’re trying to help him now.”
In response to Snoop’s stance, several fans have chimed in.
“100% shade at the ENTIRE Kardashian cult,” someone commented.
“Funny how Black men LEAVE the Black women in their lives,” another said.
“You Tried It! Yes! Kim is a ‘yes’ woman, she will do anything Kanye says to keep herself rich and relevant,” a different person wrote. “Black men who says Black Woman … have an attitude or certain personality are weak minded and insecure. They rather have a yes woman [than] have a woman that keeps them grounded. Shout out to Snoop for keeping a real Black woman in his life.”
West has since clarified his remarks, saying his point was “we can’t be mentally imprisoned for another 400 years. We need free thought now. Even the statement was an example of free thought … It was just an idea.”
we are programmed to always talk and fight race issues. We need to update our conversation.
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 1, 2018
However, Snoop has maintained the Kardashians could be part of the reason for the Chicago rapper’s off-kilter insights.
The rapper told “The Breakfast Club” last week that if West had Black women in his life, unlike the Kardashians, they’d talk some sense into him.
“I hate to be Black and white, [but] there’s no Black women in his life,” Snoop said. “Let’s just keep that 100. That’s real, man. I got aunties that’ll pull up with them big ol’ church hats on: ‘N—-, what’s happening? What you on, nephew? You bulls—-ing. We taught you way better than that.’ It got to a point where it was, like, it was funny then it got sad.”
Weeks earlier, Snoop posted a meme on Instagram that said, “The evolution of Jay-Z and Kanye show you how influential your wife can be to your life.”