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Marco Rubio: Snoop Dogg Shouldn't Have Done Mock-Assassination Video

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By    |   Tuesday, 14 Mar 2017 10:48 AM

Sen. Marco Rubio criticized Snoop Dogg after the rapper released a video that included a mock assassination of President Donald Trump.

The Republican senator said Snoop crossed the line with a video of him shooting what was a clown-faced Donald Trump lookalike with a toy gun, according to The Wrap.

“Snoop shouldn’t have done that…You know, we’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that is really something that you should be very careful about,” Rubio told TMZ on Monday.

“I think people can disagree…[but] you’ve got to be very careful about that kind of thing, because the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you can have a real problem. So I’m not sure what Snoop was thinking, he should think about that a little bit,” he added.

In Snoop’s new video, which is entitled “Lavender,” America is depicted as a country full of clowns, with the head clown being the president, “Ronald Klump,” The Wrap noted.

Klump held a press conference where he announced that he’d be deporting all dogs. Following the announcement, Snoop chained him up and later shot him with a toy gun.

One of the directors of the video, Jesse Wellens, explained the purpose behind the video in an interview with Billboard.

“When I originally wrote the idea of the video, the video of [Philando Castile] getting shot came out online and it was causing riots. We just kind of wanted to bring the clowns out, because it’s clownery – it’s ridiculous what’s happening,” Wellens told Billboard.

“As America, it just doesn’t seem like we’re very respected right now,” he added.

Snoop said Wellens’ concept and the beat of the record inspired him.

“I had never had a song like that, so when I got back to the studio, I started skimming through beats, and that particular beat just seemed on the same page to get me going, so I wrote the whole song [to it],” the rapper said.

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