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Marco Rubio Said That Snoop Dogg’s New Video Might Inspire A Presidential Assassination

Snoop’s new video for “Lavender” shows the rapper pointing a gun at a clown that bears a likeness to Donald Trump.

March 14, 2017

On Monday, Snoop Dogg shared a new video for "Lavender," a track rapped over Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD's collaborative instrumental. In the video, which depicts a clown-filled world, Snoop points and fires a gun (a classic cartoon "bang" flag comes out) at a clown version of Donald Trump. Despite the fact that the clown Trump appears later in the video, Senator Marco Rubio seems to think that Snoop's new clip could incite violence against the president.

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In a conversation with TMZ on Monday, Rubio said that Snoop "shouldn't have" made the symbolic statement in his new video. "We’ve had presidents assassinated before in this country, so anything like that is really something we should be very careful about," Rubio told a reporter. "I think people could disagree on policy, but you gotta be very careful about that kind of thing. Because the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea, you can have a real problem."

A representative for Snoop Dogg was not immediately available for comment.

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