Snoop Dogg Has A Message For Donald Trump

Rap icon Snoop Dogg has long been an outspoken critic of former President Donald Trump. In the 2017 music video for the song "Lavender" (Nightfall Remix)," the rapper turned heads when he had an actor dress up as a Trump-lookalike clown dubbed "Ronald Klump," who is later assassinated (by Snoop as himself) in the video. The actor dressed as Klump even holds a "Clown House" press conference for which a news channel's TV crawl read, "Ronald Klump wants to deport all doggs."

Snoop Dogg told Billboard in a 2017 interview that he felt the controversial video was justified. The "Gin and Juice" hitmaker said, "The whole world is clownin' around," going on to offer a list of said "clownish" actions: "The [illegal immigration] ban that this motherf**ker tried to put up... people being in jail for weed for 20, 30 years and motherf**kers that's not black on the streets making money off of it." Snoop Dogg professed in June 2020 while on Real 93.3's Big Boy's Neighborhood that he will vote for the first time in his life in hopes of getting Trump out of office, saying "This year I think I'm going to get out and vote because I can't stand to see this punk in office one more year."

Keep reading to find out how Snoop Dogg felt about Donald Trump on the last days of the latter's presidency.

Snoop Dogg praised Donald Trump for pardoning former label boss

Snoop Dogg had some unexpected words of appreciation for former President Donald Trump when the latter granted clemency to Michael Harris, co-founder of Death Row Records, the label with which the rapper made many of his famous albums. According to the BBC, Harris had been serving 32 years for attempted murder and cocaine trafficking. According to The Daily Beast, Snoop Dogg had been working to convince Trump to pardon Harris along with activists like Alice Johnson – the woman who had been relieved of her life sentence for a first-time non-violent drug offense by Trump.

Snoop Dogg received the good news on Jan. 17, 2021, according to the New York Post, on a Zoom call with Johnson and others. Johnson informed Snoop on the call, "I just got a call from the White House and Harry-O is getting clemency. He's coming home, brother!" The rapper replied, "God is good!" The rapper also went on to compliment Trump directly, "They did some great work while they was in there and they did some great work on their way out. Let them know that I love what they did."

We guess acts of goodwill can bring even the most bitter former rivals together. 

Ivanka Trump received praised for the pardon, too

While on a Zoom call with reform advocates Alice Johnson and Weldon Angelos, Snoop Dogg was vocal about his appreciation regarding the Trump administration granting clemency to Michael "Harry O" Harris. Snoop Dogg called the early release the "work of God" as he expressed his gratitude. "It is amazing what the work of God can actually bring to life to make people understand that there is a God," he said, according to the New York Post.

While he expressed his gratitude for former President Donald Trump, Angelos also pointed out that Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump played a big role in the early release of Harris. "The credit on this one goes to Ivanka Trump because Ivanka Trump was not going to take no for an answer," Angelos explained. Angelos added that Ivanka "did this for Alice Johnson and this is a huge win for hip-hop."

According to the Daily Mail, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows tried to talk the former president out of granting clemency but, as the outlet notes, he was encouraged to do it "by his family." Needless to say, people are talking about the last minute move in a major way. Here's what they have to say.

Twitter followed Snoop Dogg's lead in thanking Trump

After news broke that former President Donald Trump granted clemency to Death Row Records co-founder Michael "Harry O" Harris, people responded with gratitude, mirroring Snoop Dogg's happy reaction to the news. Someone tweeted: "I wanna officially give credit to Trump for pardoning OG Michael 'Harry O' Harris. Thank you. This pardon was actually good."

Another person tweeted: "Never thought I'd see the day Harry O received a Presidential pardon." Meanwhile, another Twitter user wrote: "Damn Harry O got a pardon. that's legendary right there."

The White House released an official statement about the decision to grant Harris clemency, noting that he "is a former entrepreneur and has mentored and taught fellow prisoners how to start and run businesses. He has completed courses towards business and journalism degrees. Upon his release, Mr. Harris will have a meaningful place of employment and housing with the support of his family."

Fans likely never thought they'd see the day when Snoop Dogg — an outspoken critic of Trump — would reach out to thank him, but life is full of unexpected twists and turns!