Snoop Lion on Gun Control: “Congress, Get Off Your Asses.”

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“Snoop has been vocal about gun control before. The rapper has a new song on the upcoming album “Reincarnated” called “No Guns Allowed,” which he produced with his daughter, Cori B., as well as Drake.”[HuffPo]

We still have trouble calling him “Snoop Lion” but one thing we can get behind is his advocacy. The Highest of All Rappers was on the set of HuffPost Live yesterday where he unloaded on the United States Congress for failing to pass a law that would mandate background checks last week. In addition to his own work to take guns off the street, Snoop Lion called out politicians for their inaction:

“Politicians, you all got to pay attention, man. This world that we live in, it’s so easy to get your hands on a gun. You’ve got to put some restrictions or ramifications on it. I can go outside right now and buy a gun. Easy. Just like that. You all should really think about it before it hits home, before it hits one of your family members or it hits you or affects someone personally that you know. It shouldn’t take that. Those kids that lost their lives in Connecticut, those kids that keep losing their lives, innocent people who keep losing their lives; we have to speak up for them. We have to do something. We have to make a change. If we don’t do nothing, it’s going to hit us. If I can say it and I can mean it — Goddamnit, get off your ass and make it happen.”

I, for one, would pay to see Snoop Lion and any senator engage in a discussion on gun safety. Mitch McConnell, are you listening?

Watch the full interview here: