Woah, Snoop Dog getting REAL.
The History Channel’s miniseries reboot of Roots began last night, and continues over four nights and it has a lot to live up to, as the original was pretty groundbreaking and big for 1997 (and based off of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book). This new Roots has a whole new cast is supposed to be reflective of our current racial climate. BUT some people (and by some people I mean Snoop Dogg) are just sick and tired of downer TV.
Snoop Dogg has no plans to watch the Roots remake, and he’s telling his fans to also boycott the show. The rapper sent out his message over social media on Monday.
“I’m sick of this sh-t. How the f— are they going to put Roots on, on Memorial Day?” Snoop said in an Instagram video. “They going to just to keep beating that sh-t into our heads about how they did us, huh?”
The History channel’s revival is a four-part, eight-hour series that debuts Monday. Snoop said he has no interest in new shows and movies — specifically mentioning 12 Years a Slave — that “keep showing the abuse we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago.”
“I ain’t watching that sh-t, and I advise you motherf-—ers as real n— like myself; f— them television shows,” Snoop said. “Let’s create our own shit based on today, how we live and how we inspire people today. Black is what’s real. F— that old sh-t.”
Oh, Snoop. I’m sorry you’re sick of seeing downer social consciousness and civil rights stuff. But that’s not a conversation if we just stop making these shows or make some literal, contemporary, on the nose moral drama. Ya hear?