On Thursday, June 4, Snoop Dogg shared in an interview on Big Boy’s Neighborhood that he will be participating in this year’s elections for the first time. The Long Beach native revealed that he used to believe people with a criminal record were ineligible to vote. This time around, he’s not making that mistake again.
In the interview, Snoop recently addressed his thoughts on how important it is to vote during elections. He expressed that he wants to practice what he preaches. If he tells people to vote, he wants to be doing the same. Snoop also shared with Big Boy that he will make sure to be voting in upcoming elections since his record is clean.
“I ain’t never voted a day in my life, but this year I think Imma get out and vote because I can’t stand to see this punk in office one more year,” Snoop said. “For many years they had me brainwashed thinking that you couldn’t vote cause you had a criminal record. I didn’t know that. My record’s been expunged, so now I can vote.”
The rapper and radio host also took a moment to reflect on fighting for equality in America. Snoop shouted out gangs and other ethnicities for coming together as one to fight for equal rights.
“We should be living equally and when you see people on the front line protesting, they’re showing that they want equality,” Snoop expressed. “They want people to live equal and they don’t want the racism and the discrimination. That’s why you see the whites and the browns … Every ethnicity on the line riding for the cause because they have a soul, they have a spirit, and they understand that that’s not right.”