Why Snoop Dogg Will Vote for the First Time This Year

As an election year, Americans will be hitting the voting booths in November to cast their vote for the future U.S. President. More celebrities are becoming vocal about politics than ever before and encouraging their fans to register to vote. One celebrity who’s always been vocal about his political views is rapper Snoop Dogg. However, he recently revealed that he’d never actually voted before for an understandable reason. This year, however, Snoop Dogg plans for all that to change.

Snoop Dogg’s has always been vocal about wanting Trump out of office

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Snoop Dogg, along with many other musical artists and celebrities, has always been vocal about how he feels about Trump and the oppression that so many people have to live under his administration. Last year during the government shutdown, Snoop was very clear about his views when speaking directly to his fans on Instagram: “”Ain’t no f***ing way in the world y’all can vote for Donald Trump when he come back up again. If y’all do vote for him, y’all some stupid motherf***ers,” he said passionately.

He continued to directly address furloughed government workers during that time period: “”Y’all honest, blue-collar, hard-working people and suffering. So if he don’t care about y’all, he really don’t give a f*** about us. So f*** him too, and f*** everybody down with Donald Trump. I said it,” he declared. Snoop sure doesn’t mince words when it comes to Donald Trump. He even mimicked shooting Trump in his music video for his song, “Lavender”. It’s clear where Snoop stands on this issue.

Snoop Dogg never knew he could vote

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However, as passionate as he is about getting Trump out, Snoop Dogg revealed that he had never voted before. He had a very good reason for that: he was under the impression that he wasn’t allowed to vote because of prior felony convictions, even though his record has been expunged.

It’s not surprising that Snoop was under that impression, with racist Jim Crow-era laws frequently allowing the government to charge and even arrest people for voting with a convicted felony. These racist laws, unsurprisingly, mostly affect Black individuals.

In a recent interview, Snoop Dogg shared his past with voting. “For many years they had me brainwashed thinking that you couldn’t vote because you had a criminal record. I didn’t know that. My record’s been expunged so now I can vote,” he stated.

It’s wonderful that Snoop Dogg can now take his passion and dedication for a better future for America and turn it into action.

Snoop Dogg will vote for the first time ever this election

Now that he knows he’s eligible to vote, Snoop Dogg says, he will be heading to the polls for the first time come November. He shared that he realizes the importance of walking the talk when it comes to getting Trump out of office. He’s encouraging others to get out and vote, so he wants to do the same to set an example.

“We got to make a difference, I can’t talk about it and not be about it,” he explained in the interview, adding: “I can’t tell you to do it then you don’t go do it. Everybody know I’m a front-liner. I ain’t gonna tell you to do something I didn’t do.”

If it wasn’t obvious enough before, it’s clear that Snoop Dogg will absolutely not be voting for Trump in November.

“I ain’t never voted a day in my life, but this year I think I’m going to get out and vote because I can’t stand to see this punk in office one more year,” he shared.