Snoop Lion (née Dogg), currently in Toronto promoting his new documentary film and albumReincarnated, which mark his transition from the self-proclaimed “childish gangster rapper” Snoop Dogg to “peace and love” Rastafarian and reggae artist Snoop Lion, took time out from his press conference to address the need to reelect Barack Obama.
“They need to give Obama four more years, man,” he told reporters. He proceeded to get more specific about why he supports reelecting the President:
I mean, Bush fucked up for eight years, so you gotta at least give [Obama] eight years. He cleaned half the shit up in four years, realistically. It ain’t like y’all gave him a clean house. Y’all gave him a house where the TV didn’t work, the toilet was stuffed up — everything was wrong with the house. Then he went and knocked down the most hated, most wanted, the one who had our terror alert on Orange or Red, whatever color it was on. He went and found him, the one that Bush couldn’t seem to find, that seemed to fly away the day of 9/11. Remember all that? He went and found him and knocked him down, so don’t forget about that. Now everybody is peaceful and able to move and have a good time — it’s because he made that happen.
Snoop, like many Democratic National Convention attendees, apparently took President Bill Clinton’s Wednesday night speech to heart, adding “You heard what Clinton said. You loved Clinton, didn’t you? Give [Obama] four more years to get his thang together and finish his deal out.”
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