Iconic rapper Snoop Dogg said he has “nothing but love and respect” for former President Donald Trump during a Sunday interview. Snoop Dogg’s revelation appears to be a complete reversal of the music icon’s previous perspective of Trump.
During a Sunday interview with The Times, Snoop Dogg revealed his respect for the former president after previously being critical of Trump and his administration during his presidency.
“Donald Trump? He ain’t done nothing wrong to me,” the famous rapper told The Times on Sunday. “He has done only great things for me.”
Snoop Dogg told The Times that his respect for Trump started when the former president “pardoned Michael Harris.” Harris was the co-founder of Death Row, which was Snoop Dogg’s first record label. According to The Times, the Death Row co-founder had been imprisoned due to drug charges prior to Trump’s pardon.
Highlighting Trump’s pardon of Harris, Snoop Dogg told The Times, “I have nothing but love and respect for Donald Trump.”
Collin Rugg, co-founder of Trending Politics, shared a picture of Snoop Dog and the former president on social media, commenting on the iconic rapper’s major change of heart.
“The statement is a complete 180 after Snoop Dogg made a music video in 2017, appearing to shoot Trump,” Rugg stated.
Snoop Dogg previously was an outspoken critic of Trump, incorporating his political views into both his music and music videos, according to The Daily Caller. In 2017, Snoop Dogg released “Lavender,” a controversial music video that portrayed the music icon shooting a clown dressed like Trump.
However, after Trump pardoned Harris at the end of his term as president, Snoop Dogg applauded Trump’s administration for its work on criminal justice reforms. During a video call with Alice Johnson and Weldon Angelos, both criminal justice reform advocates, Snoop Dogg said, “That’s great work for the president and his team on the way out.”
“They did some great work while they was in there and they did some great work on their way out,” the rapper added. “Let them know that I love what they did.”