Snoop Dogg is clearly not a fan of Roots remake, which premiered this Monday (30 May) on A&E, Lifetime and History channel. The rapper took to Instagram to post an explicit video with a "message".
The Rapper said he was sick of movies that depict historical racial abuse against African Americans. "How the f*** they gonna put Roots 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 [now]. Think about that part."
The singer also took a dig at Oscar-winning movie 12 Years A Slave and WGN-TV series Underground about slaves in Georgia escaping via an underground railroad. "When ya'll gonna make one f*****g 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***," he said.
The 1977 groundbreaking miniseries Roots returned as a remake on Memorial Day 2016. The eight-episode miniseries is an earnest portrayal of America's history of slavery, recounting the journey of Kunta Kinte's family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite the hardships they face.
British actor Malachi Kirby stars as Gambian warrior Kunta Kinte, with LeVar Burton, who starred as the Kunta Kinte in the original ABC series, serving as a co-executive producer.