Snoop Dogg is speaking out about the new History Channel remake of the Roots mini-series and he is asking his fans to boycott the project.
“How the f–k they gonna put Roots on on Memorial Day? They gonna just keep beating that s–t in our heads of how they did us, huh?” he says in a video on his Instagram account. “I don’t understand America. They just want to keep showing the abuse that we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago. But, guess what? We taking the same abuse.”
“When you all going to make a motherf–king series about the success black folks is having? The only success we have is Roots and 12 Years a Slave and s–t like that, huh? F–k y’all. I ain’t watching that s–t,” Snoop continued. “F–k them television shows. Let’s create our own s–t based on today, how we live, and how we inspire people today.”
Roots premieres on the History Channel tonight (May 30) at 9/8c and airs each night through Thursday.