Donald Trump’s Lawyer Demands Apology From Snoop Dogg for Controversial ‘Lavender’ Video

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“Shame on you, Snoop,” President Donald Trump’s team fired back at Snoop Dogg following the release of the music video for his latest song, “Lavender.” The parody video includes a shot of the rapper firing a toy gun at a clown version of Trump, alluding to the “clownery” of police and state violence against citizens.

Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, told “TMZ Live” the scene is “totally disgraceful.”

“Snoop owes the president an apology,” he said. “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.”

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The video was inspired by the death of Philando Castile, an unarmed victim of a “traffic stop” gone wrong and, as some argue, an incident of racially-fueled police violence. Trump has long advocated for increased police presence and harsher patrol, a strategy Black Lives Matter and some anti-police brutality groups say will only bring more harm.

“I’m not really sure I understand the artistic value to having somebody dress up as Trump and firing a weapon at him,” Cohen added. “I certainly would not have accepted it if it was President Obama. I certainly don’t accept it as President Trump, and in all fairness, it’s not funny, it’s not artistic.”

Cohen did stress the value of dissent, though, adding, “If you have a protest, that’s fine. Make a point. But he has to learn that they have to respect the office of the presidency. … Just because you want to hide behind the guise of artistic capabilities or artistic freedom of speech, doesn’t make it right, and Snoop knows that, and he played very close to the line here.”

“Shame on you, Snoop,” concluded Cohen, who suggested that Snoop could be doing more for the community beyond making controversial videos and could perhaps join Trump’s diversity coalition. “You should be better than that, that’s for sure.”

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    1. Claudia Gunter says:

      Really??
      How HYPOCRITICAL!!!!!! Cohen and the “The Donald” are ass-wipes. When Trump APOLOGIZES to President Obama for his disgusting “Birther” movement and accusations of illegal wiretapping, not reputing his WHITE NATIONALIST KKK SUPPORTERS who “strung-up” Obama dolls at “mock-lychings”, sold offensive racist paraphanalia with President Obama and Michelle Obama’said faces (not likenesses), mocking disabled reporters,
      disrespecting Gold Star families, grabbing pussys, LYING ABOUT EVERYTHING….Maybe he’ll get an “apology” from Snoop Dogg and “We’ll “respect the office of the President.”
      News flash: It’s not the “office” most of us don’t respect…it’s Donald. And guess what else…it’s looking like “when hell freezes over” on both sides…
      The HYPOCRISY STINKS….

    2. Perry Sheard says:

      “I’m not really sure I understand the artistic value to having somebody dress up as Trump and firing a weapon at him”

      Art is about the artist generating a reaction from his/her audience.

      I would say that Snoop successfully generated a huge reaction with this music video.

      From a marketing perspective this video generated lots of views and earned Snoop more popularity as a musician.

      Everybody has an opinion about Donald Trump and Snoop can express his however he chooses.

      I commend Snoop for putting a new spin on an increasingly relevant topic.

      He deserves to be rewarded for his creative effort.

    3. Melissa says:

      Really Michael Cohen? Respect the presidency? Like Trump respected Obama? Your hipocrisy is what is disgusting. Both of you will burn in hell for being the obvious scumbags you are. God help us all with this idiot leading our country.

    4. Snoopy Dogg says:

      Sorry snowflake.

    5. Dan says:

      Tell snoop and his welfare hommies 1 less album sold here. Great job buisness man. Just shows you havent grown up and still are nothing but a welfare thug. 2bad

    6. Steve R says:

      Tell trump and his lawyer to take their opinion and fold it 6 ways and shove it up their a$$.

    7. Andrew Penone says:

      “respect the office of the presidency”, well, one Trump starts doing that, others will. I am no fan of Snoo but in my opinion he owes Trump no apology.

    8. Dave J says:

      The irony here is that many of the Trump administration as well as the tea party used to condone this kind of thing to happen to their opposition, from Gabriel Gifford to lock her up of Hillary Clinton. It’s funny how the Republicans don’t even recognize their own hypocrisies.

      • Jake says:

        While I agree that Trump and the Republicans don’t recognize their hypocrisy, on many subjects neither do the Democrats.

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