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Longtime rapper Snoop Dogg has landed in hot water after releasing a music video that some view as a direct threat aimed at President Donald Trump.
Snoop Dogg released the highly-political music video for his new song “Lavender” on Sunday.
The video is already catching heat for mocking a presidential assassination, according to TMZ.
The video, which depicts everyone in the world as clowns, has a character named Ronald Klump. He's portrayed by a man wearing orange face paint:
The music video shows the “Clown-in-Chief” announcing he wants to deport all “Doggs” from the country during a “Clown House” press conference.
And at one point, the video even shows Snoop Dogg holding a fake gun and pointing it directly at clown Trump's head.
According to TMZ, the video is meant to depict President Trump as “a clown who deserves to be chained up and assassinated.”
The song's lyrics aren't any less controversial. Snoop Dogg addresses police brutality in his newest release. Some lines include:
“Trying to keep from dying in these muthaf—kin’ streets/ F—k the police/ From a black man’s point of view.”
Snoop Dogg told Billboard that he made the music video in order to draw attention to what he believes are the country's biggest problems:
"The ban that this motherf**ker tried to put up; him winning the presidency; police being able to kill motherf—kers and get away with it...
...It’s a lot of clown sh*t going on that we could just sit and talk on the phone all day about, but it’s a few issues that we really wanted to lock into [for the video] like police, the president and just life in general."
The threatening video ignited a a firestorm on social media. Many users took to Twitter to voice their concerns.
But despite the controversy, Snoop Dogg said that it wasn't intended to create conflict. He told Billboard:
“Making a song that was not controversial but real — real to the voice of the people who don’t have a voice.”
President Trump hasn't commented on the drama, but people are eagerly keeping their eyes glued to his Twitter account just in case.