Snoop Dogg Wants You To Boycott The 'Roots' Remake
"I'm sick of this s**t."
A&E's Roots remake most likely had tons of viewers tuning in on Memorial Day, but Snoop Dogg wasn't one of them.
The rapper took to social media yesterday to blast the series, the first installment of which aired simultaneously last night on the History Channel, A&E, and Lifetime.
"They just want to keep showing the abuse that we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago," Snoop said in an Instagram video. "But guess what – we're taking the same abuse. Think about that part. When y'all go and make a muthaf***in' series about the success that black folks is having?" Press play below.
"Let's create our own s**t, based on how we living today, how we inspire people today," Snoop continued. And he's practicing what he preaches - AOL web series Coach Snoop follows the Snoop Youth Football League, an organization Snoop started, The Guardian reports.
Do you agree with Snoop? I think he has a fair point. While Roots is without a doubt an important story that deserves to be told, it says a lot about what black narratives mainstream audiences are willing to accept when a Roots remake can get a green light, but black actors and actresses are still getting passed over when it comes time to play the heroes in modern stories.