History’s remake of Roots has been getting rave reviews but one very famous someone will not be watching when it premieres Monday night. Snoop Dogg took to Instagram to bash the series, and Hollywood as a whole for constantly creating films centered around slavery and oppression rather than other black stories of success.
“No disrespect, but I can’t watch no mothaf*ckin’ more black movies with n*ggas getting dogged out,” he said in the NSFW Instagram rant. He also called out Academy Awards’ Best Picture winner 12 Years A Slave along with Roots. “I’m sick of this sh*t,” he continued. “How the f*ck are they going to put Roots on, on Memorial Day They going to just to keep beating that sh*t into our heads about how they did us, huh?”
He also insinuated that the problem isn’t just Hollywood but America as a whole. “I mean, I don’t understand America. They just wanna keep showing the abuse we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago.”
Snoop also encouraged the creation of more films about black success, instead of slave stories. Finally, he encouraged the real “n*ggas like myself,” to outright boycott the series and others like it.
“F*ck them television shows,” he said. “Let’s create our own sh*t based on today, how we live and how we inspire people today. Black is what’s real. F*ck that old sh*t.”
Check out Snoop’s rant below.
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