All is not well in the world of Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion. Snoop (whatever animal he wants to be today) is being threatened with a lawsuit by Bunny Wailer. The Reggae legend is accusing the Long Beach rapper recently turned Rasta of perpetrating a fraud to sell records and a movie.
An excerpt from TMZ reads:
Bunny Wailer — an original member of Bob Marley and the Wailers — tells TMZ he’s heated about the docu-film “Reincarnated” … which documented Snoop’s immersion in the Rasta culture as he recorded his first reggae album in Jamaica last year.
Wailer claims Snoop has engaged in “outright fraudulent use of Rastafari Community’s personalities and symbolism” — and has failed to meet “contractual, moral and verbal commitments.”
Wailer isn’t the only one feeling a ways. The Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council sent Snoop a seven page letter demanding that the rapper stop using the “Snoop Lion” name, make an apology, and of course, fork over some cash that he allegedly promised. TMZ reports that a portion of the letter reads, “smoking weed and loving Bob Marley and reggae music is not what defines the Rastafari Indigenous Culture!”
Apparently, if Snoop does not adhere to these demands he will be sued. So for all you superstars out there contemplating conversion to Rastafarianism if you stand to make a couple dollars you might get sued too.
Shouts to Hip Hop Wired