As the divide widens between those who support Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest and those who don’t, rap veteran Snoop Dogg knows exactly where he stands. On Tuesday (Sept. 12), Snoop sat down with ESPN’s First Take to discuss Kaepernick’s activism and voiced his support for the free-agent quarterback.
“What did he do so bad? I done seen players in the league that … I ain’t even gonna say what they did. Y’all know what they did,” Snoop said while expressing his disappointment in the NFL.
Snoop received support from Magic Johnson throughout his rant as he continued to defend Kaepernick’s protest:
“He peacefully protested, the word is peacefully. I’ve seen some protest in Charlottesville that wasn’t peaceful so it’s like shows the benefits of what he did on the positive side, which he brought some awareness to something that’s actually happening as we speak.”
The “Neva Left” MC joins the growing pool of entertainers and athletes who have previously voiced their support for the former 49ers quarterback. During an interview with ESPN Magazine, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers stated that it would be “ignorant” to believe Kaepernick’s inability to land a contract wasn’t impacted by his decision to kneel during the anthem.
Watch Snoop Dogg’s First Take appearance below.