Veteran hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg, known for his years of sharp criticism towards Donald Trump, recently expressed a change in attitude towards the 45th president. In an interview with The Times, Snoop Dogg, 52, from Long Beach, California, shared his current views on Trump ahead of the 2024 election.
When asked about Trump, Snoop Dogg initially laughed but then acknowledged, “Donald Trump? … He ain’t done nothing wrong to me. He has done only great things for me. He pardoned Michael Harris.” Michael Harris, a co-founder of Snoop Dogg’s first label, Death Row Records, was pardoned by Trump in 2021 after serving time for drug offenses.
Snoop Dogg expressed his gratitude and respect for Trump, a notable shift from his past stance. He previously condemned Trump for disrespecting various communities, including women, the LGBTQ+ community, and people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. In 2020, Snoop Dogg stated, “So, the next motherf**ker, you need to tell us what we gonna get for your vote. And you need to show and deliver, period. We just want peace, equality, and tranquility for everybody. All lives. Just a simple conversation. Now carry on.”
He also made headlines in 2019 by urging fans not to vote for Trump and using strong language to criticize those who supported him. Snoop Dogg’s most controversial criticism of Trump was in the 2017 music video for “Lavender,” where he featured a clown version of Trump and mockingly pointed a prop gun at his head.
Snoop Dogg’s change of heart regarding Trump highlights the complexities of political opinions and the potential for perspectives to evolve over time, especially when personal experiences intersect with broader political narratives. This recent expression of respect towards Trump underscores the dynamic nature of public figures’ political views and their influence on public discourse.