If any Americans are still on the fence about who they will vote for in this November’s presidential election, Snoop Lion has laid out the case for the re-election of Barack Obama.
The 40-year-old rapper and entrepreneur, who is better known as Snoop Dogg, was at the Toronto International Film Festival this month when a reporter asked him at a press conference promoting his new movie "Reincarnated" about his feelings concerning the contest between Obama and Mitt Romney. You can watch the clip below.
“Oh, they need to give Obama four more years, man,” Snoop said. “[Former President George W.] Bush f---ed up for eight years, so you got to at least give him … Well, he’s cleaned half the s--- up in four years. It ain’t like y’all gave him a clean house. He bought a house where the TV didn’t work, the toilet was stuffed up, everything was wrong with the house. So he had to come in and get y’all thing together.”
The laughter emanating from the gaggle of reporters and the people seated near Snoop at the press conference was audible.
Snoop then described what it means that Obama was able to catch Osama bin Laden, something the previous president was unable to do.
“Then he went and knocked down our most hated and most wanted. The one who had our terror [alert] on orange or red or whatever it was on, [Obama] went and found him. The one that Bush couldn’t seem to find, that seemed to fly away the day of 9/11,” Snoop said.
“Remember all that? He went and found him and knocked him down, so don’t forget about that, Snoop said. “Everybody is peaceful and able to move and got to have a good time it’s because he made that happen. So give him four years to get his thing together and finish this deal out. You heard what [former President Bill] Clinton said. You loved Clinton. didn’t you?”
Snoop's documentary “Reincarnated” later premiered at the film festival, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The movie centers around the rapper’s trip to Jamaica, where he went to record music, but wound up apparently converting to Rastafarianism and changing his stage name to Snoop Lion from Snoop Dogg. (He was born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.)
The video of Snoop’s laid-back endorsement of the president quickly went viral, and it has been aired all over the late-night television talk-show circuit.
“He makes a compelling argument from a person who will probably not remember to vote,” Jimmy Kimmel of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" said after the video of Snoop went viral. “I feel like that’s what Clint Eastwood was imagining was sitting in the chair that he was talking to. ... Don’t worry, Team Romney, Coolio’s vote is still up for grabs.”
Kimmel also came up with his own would-be advertisement for the Obama campaign, had it chosen to use Snoop’s endorsement.