The 45-year-old rapper took the stage and reflected on how Tupac – who died more than 20 years ago at the untimely age of 25 – has changed not only the music industry but also himself as a person and artist.
“While many remember him now as some kind of thugged-out superhero, Tupac really was only good, and he represented through his music like no one before,” Snoop told the crowd. “It’s the fact that he never shied away from it. He wore it like a badge of honor. With an unapologetic voice, Pac embraced those contradictions that proved we ain’t just a character out of someone else’s storybook.”
Snoop also recalled a time he went parasailing with Tupac while on vacation in South America – with Suge Knight driving the boat! “Does anybody know what parasailing is?” Snoop asked. “Because we sure didn’t. Me and Pac were sitting on the edge of the boat with all this gear on when all of a sudden, the boat pulls away and we start floating away. We were scared as a [expletive], we were holding hands.”
“Tupac, we love you, dawg,” Snoop finished. “You gon’ always be right with us. … They can’t take this away from you, homie. I love you, Tupac. Welcome to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Thug life!”
The 48-year-old host shared her thoughts during Fox News’ The Five segment on Thursday (March 16) after discussing Snoop‘s recent music video in which he pulls a fake gun on a parody clown version of President Donald Trump.
During the segment, Greg Gutfeld stated that “it was an actual threat,” asking Kimberly what she thinks the Secret Service should do about it.
“Kill them,” Kimberly answered. “Kill them.”
“I think it would be fantastic if Snoop and wannabe-Snoop got a visit from, like, the federal marshals and let’s see how tough and gangster they are then,” she added.
See what else she had to say below.
And ICYMI, see how Trump and Bow Wow have responded to the music video.
Gutfeld: What should the Secret Service do [about the threats made by Snoop Dogg and Bow Wow]? Guilfoyle: Kill them. Kill them. pic.twitter.com/j7iovt5kNA
Snoop pulls out a fake gun and points it at a clown version of Trump in the recently released video.
“It’s totally disgraceful. Snoop owes the president an apology,” lawyer Michael Cohen told TMZ. “There’s absolutely nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a president, and I’m really shocked at him because I thought he was better than that.”
“I’m not really sure I understand the artistic value to having somebody dress up as Trump and firing a weapon at him,” he added. “I certainly would not have accepted it if it was President Obama. I certainly don’t accept it as President Trump, and in all fairness, it’s not funny, it’s not artistic.”
“If you have a protest, that’s fine. Make a point. But he has to learn that they have to respect the office of the presidency. Just because you want to hide behind the guise of artistic capabilities or artistic freedom of speech doesn’t make it right, and Snoop knows that, and he played very close to the line here,” Cohen continued.
Snoop Dogg takes on police brutality and President Donald Trump in the just released music video for “BadBadNotGood (Nightfall Remix)” featuring Lavender and Kaytranada!
In the climactic clip, directed by YouTube star Jesse Wellens, the 45-year-old rapper pulls out a fake gun and aims it at parody clown version of Trump.
“The whole world is clownin’ around, and [Jesse’s] concept is so right on point with the art direction and the reality, because if you really look at some of these motherf–kers, they are clowns,” Snoop told Billboard about the video. “The ban that this motherf–ker tried to put up; him winning the presidency; police being able to kill motherf–kers and get away with it; people being in jail for weed for 20, 30 years and motherf–kers that’s not black on the streets making money off of it — but if you got color or ethnicity connected to your name, you’ve been wrongfully accused or locked up for it, and then you watching people not of color position themselves to get millions and billions off of it. It’s a lot of clown sh-t going on that we could just sit and talk on the phone all day about, but it’s a few issues that we really wanted to lock into [for the video] like police, the president and just life in general.”
“I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f–king clown as president,” Snoop added. “And the shit that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being.”
Watch the music video below…
Lavender ft. Kaytranada & Snoop Dogg – ‘BadBadNotGood’ (Music Video)