Fred-if I bump into you, there's gonna be trouble!
Here's the 'REAL' interview,
Snoop comes to life when I raise the subject of Barack Obama’s recent speech on race.
“What did he say?” Snoop asks
“Well, he’s having to disassociate himself from his pastor, who was criticised for saying, essentially, that America is built on racism.”
“It is!” Snoop screeches
“Right, but because he wants to be president he still has to disavow this confidant of 25 years,” I say.
“Black America support him on that. By any means necessary. Get in that White House. Then once he get in, he can catch up to old relationships. ‘Cos they looking for a loophole to make him not win.” He almost looks at me, but then seems to think better of it, as Snoop whispers: “The KKK gave Obama money.”
“YES.” … “They was one of his biggest supporters.”
“I’ve never heard that.”
“YES. Why wouldn’t they be? The media won’t tell you that. They don’t want you to know that. They just want you to know that this *** befriended this other *** who be threatening your values. But we all know all presidents lie to get into *** office. That’s they job.”
“In America’s eyes, that ***’s gonna be the president ‘cos [John] McCain can’t *** with him. Hillary [Clinton] can’t *** with him. He’s winning over white people, white ladies.”
I mention a recent survey that revealed older black women’s reluctance to vote for Obama because they have a maternal fear that, if elected, he would be assassinated. Snoop sits up straight. “It’s real! It’s true ***. That’s the White House. No *** allowed!”
So what about Condoleeza Rice? … “They need us to manipulate and do the bad *** because we conversate and our colour is friendly with other peoples. This colour” - he traces a loving finger down his cheek - “is friendly with every country. That white colour” - he points at me - “ain’t friendly. The white man be threatening the Indian. The white man be threatening the slaves. The white man be threatening the Australians.” (I think he is talking about atrocities against the Aboriginal people.) “That face ain’t to be trusted. That’s why Condoleeza does all the conversatin’ and all the chores around the world. Remember when Clinton was in office, he had the black dude move for him?” Vernon Jordan?
“Yeah, that *** that covered up *** for him: ‘Say you never had *** with that woman… ‘”
I ask why it is that Snoop doesn’t address these strong political convictions in his music. “I feel it affect me, but I don’t need to be crying and *** on my records.”
MTO--start printing the whole story, ***'ers