Snoop Dogg is not afraid to speak his mind when needed, especially when he sees injustice. The legendary rapper noticed a discrepancy in the NBA and NFL that he had to call attention to.
While speaking to the New York Times, Snoop Dogg stated a belief that sports are not as inclusive as they could be. He spoke about his own business ventures and how he believes that athletes should invest in start-up businesses as well.
“Right, because they understand that they got to get it. I mean, you would think that those businesspeople up top would say: ‘You know what? It’s time to change the world. We’ve got to stop treating Black people like they’re less. They’re always the ones who do the hard work, the groundwork, but we never cut them in.'”
Snoop then brought his focus to the NBA and NFL as he asked why there aren’t more Black team owners, a system which is considers racist.
“That’s just racist. Period, point-blank. We need to own an NFL team. We got one half-owner in the NBA, Michael Jordan. But the whole league is 90 percent Black. So we still the slaves and they still the masters.”
Snoop Dogg made a lot of money in his career and he is investing into a community he wants to flourish. All the while, Snoop is also protecting his investments and making smart business moves. We’ll have to see if Snoop encourages others, but he could certainly help lead the charge toward change.
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