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Why History’s ‘Roots’ Remake Sent Snoop Dogg on a Profanity-Filled Rant

May 31, 2016  •  Post A Comment

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 Chief among his complaints appears to be that the story is out of date.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.”

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  1. Who does he think he is, Kanye?

  2. Guess Snoopy missed The Jeffesons!

  3. I think no one told him he is irrelevant.

  4. “The musician”… LOL

  5. Apparently, he’s not heard of ‘Empire’ on FOX.

  6. He is right on target! Only problem is that it serves the liberal agenda to keep reminding us that we were terrible people that abused an entire race so we should still feel guilt. This media alliance to promote the liberal agenda got us a two term president that never fulfilled the promises he made to blacks and everyone else. Snoop suggesting that stories about hard working successful blacks that have made important contributions to America would instil pride of accomplishment and encourage other young people to take that route rather than seeing themselves as the continual victim and part of a permanent underclass. He is right on!

  7. Here is some food for thought;

    You never, ever hear Jews say they’re tired of hearing about The Holocaust. They put it in every movie or TV show they can. Doesn’t matter how many movies are made about it. They understand that if they don’t keep that fire lit, other races will not talk about it either. Whites love it when we say we’re tired of slave stories. That gives them a pass on having to talk about it or accept responsibility for its effect on blacks to this day. If we don’t think it worth being in the common consciousness, why should they? If we don’t tell those stories, they’ll tell them for us; in all of their white washed glory.

    If one needs proof of what can result from this line of thinking, google the story about some of the newer textbooks and how they labeled us, not as slaves, but migrant workers. This is how it starts. This is the beginning of them sweeping it under the carpet. This is how they start to wipe away their stain without cleaning up their mess.

    In the meantime the Jews say never forget.
    In the meantime the Native Americans say never forget.

    Us? Let’s forget about it because it makes us feel bad about ourselves. Let’s just sweep that awkward part of our history under the rug because it’s ugly and repulsive and degrading. Why? Because that’s all we ever see of ourselves in the movies and TV. That’s the only part of our history that ever gets told. Except, that’s not true, either.

    How many of us made it a point to see The Jackie Robinson Story or Get On Up or that Jessie Owens story? And, I’m not talking about catching it later on cable or Blu-ray, but seeing it in the theaters on the first weekend when it really counts? Why wasn’t Ving Rhames’ Rosewood not a spectacular hit? Will we turn out in droves to see the upcoming Birth Of A Nation like we did for Straight Outta Compton or will this fall on the heap of movies we Redbox for $2?

    Lastly, how can we say something is the same old thing if we’ve not watched it? I haven’t seen the episodes yet, so I can’t attest to their quality. But, from what I’m told, this is a much richer story that is more historically accurate than what came before. Not to mention, this version is being told by black filmmakers and producers. That alone warrants an objective viewing.

    Turning our backs on these kinds of films seems very short sited to me. Especially, now that we’re living in a time where black talent is surging to the fore. Slavery is our history. Period. And, I think every chance to throw it in America’s collective face is not only desirable but necessary.

    I just don’t see how we can complain about there not being alternative black stories when we’ve not historically supported them when they are made.

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