University of Kansas apologises after Snoop Dogg brings pole dancers to campus performance

The Late Night in the Phog event didn’t go as the KU sports department had planned.

October 07, 2019
University of Kansas apologises after Snoop Dogg brings pole dancers to campus performance

The University of Kansas has apologised after the headliner of its Late Night in the Phog event — Snoop Dogg — delivered a set that was out of line with the university’s standards code, as XXL points out. Late Night in the Phog is an annually-held event to mark the beginning of the basketball season, and this year’s show was set to feature a 35-minute set from Snoop Dogg featuring clean versions of the iconic Long Beach rapper’s many hits. Instead, Snoop performed explicit cuts, was flanked by multiple pole dancers, and shot fake $100 bills out of a money gun into the audience. Speaking to the Kansas City Star, University of Kansas mens basketball coach Bill Self said he was “told this was radio edited,” and noted that Snoop’s show was “not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all, regardless of any entertainment that is provided many.”

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This performance was also apparently enough to rile up some audience members at the event, leading to an apology being issued from the University of Kansas athletic director Jeff Long. “We apologize to anyone who was offended by the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night,” he told the Star. “We made it clear to the entertainers’ managers that we expected a clean version of the show … I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting all the details of the performance and offer my personal apology to those who were offended. We strive to create a family atmosphere at Kansas and fell short of that this evening.” Watch footage of the performance below.

University of Kansas apologises after Snoop Dogg brings pole dancers to campus performance