The remake of the iconic miniseries Roots is starting its 4-day run tonight on the History Channel. It has received good reviews so far (the New York Times calls it “Roots for a Black Lives Matter era”), but Snoop Dogg isn’t particularly thrilled about it.
On Instagram earlier, the acclaimed rapper said he’s “sick of this shit”––referring to all the stories about slavery and black suffering coming out of Hollywood. “They’re just gonna keep beating that shit into our heads,” he said, “about how they kept beating us, huh?”
He asked why there aren’t more movies or TV shows about black success, before basically calling for a boycott:
“Fuck y’all, I ain’t watching that shit, and I advise you motherfuckers, as real n*ggas like myself, fuck them television shows. Let’s create our own shit based on today, how we live and how we inspire people today.”
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