Bunny Wailer, an original member of Bob Marley and the Wailers, has spoken with TMZ about Snoop Dogg’s recent transformation into Snoop Lion, and he’s not pleased. Reacting to Snoop’s Reincarnated documentary, Bunny says Snoop is profiting from “outright fraudulent use of Rastafari Community’s personalities and symbolism” and that he has failed to respect “contractual, moral and verbal commitments.”
In addition to Bunny’s disapproval, a group called theEthio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council (aka Rastafari Millennium Council) wrote a letter to Snoop, pointing out that “smoking weed and loving Bob Marley and reggae music is not what defines the Rastafari Indigenous Culture!” They are looking for financial support and a public apology.
In case you missed it, veteran rapper Snoop Dogg recently changed his name to Snoop Lion and started making reggae music. Check out “Lighters Up,” featuring Mavado and Popcaan to get a feel for what Snoop Lion is all about.