Police shootings, assassination, and clown makeup - this video goes hard!
On March 13 Snoop Dogg and jazz instrumentalists BADBADNOTGOOD dropped their new music video – “Lavender (Nightfall Remix).” Directed by YouTube pranksters Jesse Wellens and James DeFina, the video is a controversial depiction of everything from institutionalized racism, police killings, media culture, and of course … Donal Trump in clown makeup.
The track is a harkening back to the gang-banging style that Snoop Dogg was known for at the beginning of his career, and a lot of people are FLIPPING OUT over its debated meaning… including Trump!!
In his most Trumptastic of tweets, President Trump fired back at Snoop immediately after seeing the video. Now might be the first time in history we have a President who is starting twitter beef with a former west coast gang banger. Sad!
Read on to find out why people are saying it’s the most controversial music video in 2017, and watch the video for yourself.
Collaborating With BADBADNOTGOOD
This isn’t the first hip hop collab Canadian jazz instrumentalists BADBADNOTGOOD have taken part in. They’ve worked with Danny Brown, Ghostface KIlla, and Tyler, The Creater. The new track with Snoop also features Kaytranada in the producer’s seat.
Music With a Message
When the video’s director, YouTube star Jesse Wellens, approached Snoop at an event about the concept – they were aiming to address the Philando Castile police shooting as utter “clownery.”
The video depicts veteran actor Michael Rapaport in a clown parody of the cell phone video of the shooting that went viral.
Snoop and Wellens decided to take their clown concept all the way to the top of the food chain in the video, satirizing President Trump as the Clown-in-Chief, “Ronald Klump.”
The plot of the video includes the orange-faced depiction of the president banning all dogs from entering the U.S. (as well as a few other signature Trump moves).
The video gets real when Snoop Dogg decides to take action…