Snoop Dogg unleashed on Oscars
Snoop Dogg has some strong feelings about this year’s Oscar nominations — and he isn’t holding back.
In a video message to fans posted on Instagram earlier Tuesday (seen below), the hip-hop artist slammed the ceremony, which is under fire for a lack of black nominees.
“Somebody was actually like am I gonna watch the motherf—ing Oscars. F— no. What the f— am I going to watch that bulls— for? They ain’t got no n—— nominated. All these great movies and all this great s— ya’ll keep stealing from us. F— you! F— you!”
Here’s the video (NSFW language, obviously):
For the second straight year, every acting nominee at the Academy Awards is white. In the wake of the nominations, which were announced last week, prominent black filmmakers and stars, including Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith, have said they will boycott the ceremony. In response to the outcry, Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs issued a statement late Monday night, saying she is “heartbroken and frustrated by the lack of inclusion” at this year’s Oscars ceremony.
“This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes,” Isaacs said in a statement. “The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership. In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membership recruitment in order to bring about much-needed diversity in our 2016 class and beyond.”2016 Academy Award Nominee Diversity | PrettyFamous
Isaacs added that while the Academy has taken steps to diversify its ranks, “the change is not coming as fast as we would like.”
“We need to do more, and better and more quickly,” she said. “This isn’t unprecedented for the Academy. In the ’60s and ’70s it was about recruiting younger members to stay vital and relevant. In 2016, the mandate is inclusion in all of its facets: gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. We recognize the very real concerns of our community, and I so appreciate all of you who have reached out to me in our effort to move forward together.”