During a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival for his documentary, Incarcerated, rapper and actor Snoop Dogg, who now refers to himself as Snoop Lion due to his relatively newfound love of Rastafari and Reggae music, told reporters that he fully supports US President Barack Obama in his re-election campaign.
"Let me begin, Obama for four more years," Snoop said. "Bush f*cked up for eight years, so I mean you gotta give Obama eight years. He cleaned half the sh*t up infour years, realistically. It ain't like y'all gave him a clean house. Y'all gave him a house where the TV different work, the toilet was stuffed up. Everything was wrong with the house," he said to a very amused roomful of media.
Snoop also spoke of the fact that President Obama was able to track down and knock down the US' "most hated, most dangerous, and"most wanted" enemy, Osama Bin Laden.
Snoop said that thanks to the killing of Bin Laden, everyone is "peaceful and able to go have a good time." He urged the crowd to never forget that President Obama made that happen, so they should give him another four years to get everything together, and "finish this deal out."
Snoop also spoke about the speech Clinton gave at last week's Democratic National Convention. "You heard what Clinton said. You loved Clinton, didn't you?"
In Incarcarated, Snoop notes as a rapper, his material was never appropriate enough to be invited to perform at the White House. But now, with his new cleaner lyrics, and his strong support for President Obama, maybe he can be invited to the White House after all.
- By Layne Weiss