Rapper Snoop Dogg‘s bark is apparently bigger than his bite when it comes to Donald Trump. The hip hop superstar has openly expressed his affection for the former U.S. president after a fiery war of words years ago.
“Donald Trump? He ain’t done nothing wrong to me,” he revealed to The Sunday Times. “He has done only great things for me. He pardoned Michael Harris.”
Death Row Records co-founder Michael “Harry-O” Harris’ grant of clemency was among the twice-impeached president’s 140-plus commutations and pardons issued on one of his last days in The White House.
Harris, who was convicted in 1988 of the attempted murder of a Cook County, Illinois Department of Corrections police officer, served 30 years of a 25-to-life sentence before his sentence was commuted.
“I have nothing but love and respect for Donald Trump,” Snoop told the U.K. outlet.
One of the biggest acts to come out of the now-defunct record label, the 16-time Grammy nominee chummed it up with the real estate tycoon during his reality TV heyday.
The “Gin & Juice” lyricist appeared on a 2007 episode of the NBC series and later joined other boldfaced names for a Comedy Central Roast special in 2011, where he jokingly encouraged Trump to run for president.
But there was a major change of heart when Trump rose to power in the Republican party. Openly denouncing Trump’s polarizing views, Snoop pointed a gun at a clown character named Ronald Klump (played by actor Michael Rappaport) in the 2017 music video for the song “Lavender (Nightfall Remix).”
The MAGA leader took to Twitter to respond to the viral clip: “Can you imagine what the outcry would be if (Snoop Dogg), failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!”
Months later, Snoop kept the same energy with the release of “(Make America Crip Again). The album’s titled track featured the lines: “The president says he wants to make America great again. F–k that s–t, we going to make America Crip again… don’t you look strange having all that power but you won’t make change.”