The new “Roots” remake, which premiered on History on Memorial Day, inspired a profanity-laced rant from Snoop Dogg.
The musician took to Instagram Monday to make it clear he would skip History’s four-part, eight-hour remake of the 1977 miniseries. Chief among his complaints appears to be that the story is out of date.
In a video posted on the social media site, Snoop said: “How the f— they gonna put ‘Roots’ on on Memorial Day? They gonna just keep beating that s— in our heads of how they did us, huh? I don’t understand America. They just want to keep showing the abuse that we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago. But, guess what? We taking the same abuse.”
He also said: “When you all going to make a motherf—ing series about the success that black folks is having? The only success we have is ‘Roots’ and ’12 Years a Slave’ and s— like that, huh? F— ya’ll. I ain’t watching that s—. … F— them television shows. Let’s create our own s— based on today, how we live, and how we inspire people today.”