Snoop Dogg parodies a presidential assassination in his new music video for Lavender.
In the climactic scene the rapper takes out a fake gun and points it towards a clown-like president Donald Trump character with painted orange face.
The clip, which dropped Sunday and is co-directed by by Jesse Wellens and James DeFina, focuses on current events including a parody version of Trump named Ronald Klump.
At one point Clown-in-Chief Klump holds a press conference to announce the deportation of all dogs, spelled ‘doggs’.
Justified actor Michael Rapaport also stars in the video as a suburban clown father who gets stopped by the clown police and shot with a glitter gun.
The message was clear from the musician as he spoke to Billboard about his thoughts on the president.
Snoop said: ‘I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f**king clown as president, and the sh** that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being.’
The 45-year-old artist explained what motivated him when he was writing the track.
‘Making a song that was not controversial but real — real to the voice of the people who don’t have a voice. It’s not like [Jesse] told me to make a record to express what I’m expressing on the song, but there were certain things that he said that brought that feeling, to make me want to express that when I was writing.’
But the hip hop star said he’s not looking for any kind of reaction for the video.
‘When I be putting sh** out, I don’t ever expect or look for a reaction. I just put it out because I feel like it’s something that’s missing. Any time I drop something, I’m trying to fill in a void.’
The Long Beach born star also listed his grievances with the president as he concluded, ‘It’s a lot of clown sh-t going on that we could just sit and talk on the phone all day about, but it’s a few issues that we really wanted to lock into [for the video]like police, the president and just life in general.’
Lavender will be on Snoop’s forthcoming album, the follow-up to 2016’s Coolaid.
‘That record will be a part of my new album that I just finished. It’s called Never Left and it should be out [soon], maybe in May.’ he told Billboard.