You may recall sometime last summer Snoop Dogg did documentary detailing his trip to Jamaica where he filmed “Snoop Reincarnated” where he converted to Rastafarianism and said that after 2013 hit he would be changing his name to Snoop Lion. This hasn’t well with many fans but now we are hearing members of the Rastafari community such as Bunny Wailer of Bob Marley & the Wailers had something to say as well when he sat down with TMZ. He along with many who follow the culture believe Snoop has misrepresented everything that it means stating he participated in:
“outright fraudulent use of Rastafari Community’s personalities and symbolism.” and also disregarded any “contractual, moral and verbal commitments.”
Individuals from the Rastafari Millennium Council penned a 7-page letter demanding Snoop refrain from using Lion and his name and pay up financial and moral support, and publicly apologize for everything;.saying “smoking weed and loving Bob Marley and reggae music is not what defines the Rastafari Indigenous Culture!”
Snoop and his team have yet to respond to these claims so we must wait and see how he handles and reacts to this.