There was one person who wasn’t tuned in to the History Channel's premiere of the Roots miniseries, and that was Snoop Dogg.
On Monday the rapper vehemently refused to watch the LeVar Burton-executive-produced series, saying he’s tired of seeing black people beaten.
“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 said in a video post. “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.”
Snoop then made mention of the types of portrayals of black people he wants to see on television and the big screen.
“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],” he said. “[F—k] them television shows. Let’s create our own [s—t] based on today, how we live, and how we inspire people today.”
Well, might I suggest that Snoop put his money where his Instagram fingers are?