LOS ANGELES (AP) — Count Snoop Dogg out when it comes to watching the History Channel’s remake of “Roots.”
In an expletive-filled rant posted on Instagram , the rapper calls for a boycott of the remake of the 1977 miniseries based on Alex Haley’s novel about an African slave and his descendants.
Of “Roots” and recent Academy Award Best Picture winner “12 Years a Slave,” Snoop says “they just want to keeping showing the abuse we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago.” He says black people are taking the “same abuse” today.
He questions when a series will be made about successful black people and suggests black people tune out “Roots” and create a show about “how we live and how we inspire people today.”
Snoop Dogg is currently starring in AOL’s reality series “Coach Snoop.”