Everything is all peaches until someone decides to burst your bubble.
Snoop Lion sits down with New York City’s Power 105.1 “The Breakfast Club,” to discuss his transition from making violent music in hip-hop to making positive reggae music.
Snoop’s positivity in creating non-violent music received great attention from the press because of him sending out a positive message.
“I feel like reggae music was just a great expression, with all this violence and this negative [sic] that’s going on in the world. And I have a lot of power, not just in America but outside of America. Once you realize you’ve got power, you’ve got to use it in the right way. You can’t take that power and push the button for the wrong reasons. And for the wrong reasons, I’ve always led people down a dark alley, as opposed to leading them to the light.”
Even though he was able to find some sanity in his music, former Bob Marley drummer and reggae musician, Bunny Wailer, believes that he’s a fraud.
According to a TMZ interview, Wailer claimed Snoop Lion to be “outright fraudulent use of Rastafari Community’s personalities and symbolism” and that Snoop had failed to honor “contractual, moral and verbal commitments.”
Snoop has worked with Bunny Wailer before but didn’t tolerate his comments, so in response to the negative energy he received Snoop said:
It’s like, people take my kindness for weakness. In the Nineties, he could have never tried that because I’d have slapped the dog shit out of his old ass. How dare you? After all I’ve done for you? How dare you? You wasn’t the shit in the Wailers. You was just one of them: Bob, Peter Tosh, then you. They dead mean more than you do alive.
Like Snoop said he has the “power” to do whatever, but he doesn’t push the button for the wrong reasons. As a result, Bunny Wailer sure pushed his buttons.
Watch the official interview with Snoop Lion on The Breakfast Club.
Ilene Perez @Pinky_McCoy