United States Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) lost to Donald Trump in the race for the Republican nomination, but he’s definitely not down with anyone – Snoop Dogg included – simulating shooting a gun at the head of the U.S. President.
Snoop joined BadBadNotGood for a remix of the Canadian Jazz-fusion group’s tune “Lavender”, and at the end of the video, he pulls the trigger of a toy gun at a clown in the likeness of Trump.
The whole shoot-the-president thing isn’t sitting well with Rubio.
Rubio, a hip-hop fan, told TMZ this week at Reagan National Airport in D.C., “Snoop shouldn’t have done that. We’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that is something people should really careful about.
“People can disagree on policy,” Rubio continued. “(But) we’ve gotta be very careful about that kind of thing, because (if) the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you could have a real problem. I’m not sure what Snoop was thinking. He should think about that.”
Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen agrees with Rubio (obviously), going so far as to say Snoop should tell the president he’s sorry.
“It’s totally disgraceful. Snoop owes the president an apology,” Cohen told TMZ Live on Tuesday (via Billboard). “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. …
“I certainly would not have accepted it if it was President Obama.”
Snoop explained to Billboard, “When I be putting shit out, I don’t ever expect or look for a reaction. I just put it out because I feel like it’s something that’s missing. Any time I drop something, I’m trying to fill in a void.
“I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f–king clown as president, and the shit that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being.”
In other words, Sen. Rubio and Mr. Cohen, don’t be looking for that apology anytime soon.