Via Yo Raps
Rappers are more involved in politics than ever before encouraging fans to head to the polls to vote and be active in their community. But even so, they rarely ever openly back Republicans. So many were surprised when Snoop Dogg posted a picture of Ron Paul on his Facebook page and seemingly voiced his approval of the GOP candidate.
“Smoke Weed Everyday,” read the picture’s headline. “Because I said so.”
Snoop is apparently familiar with Paul’s stance on marijuana. The candidate was a co-sponsor of the States’ Right to Medical Marijuana Act and even supported the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2008.
It’s doubtful that the West Coast rap veteran’s love for Paul runs beyond their shared love for the green, but his fans wasted little time sounding off on the post. Most of the comments were surprisingly in approval of Snoop’s comments but others questioned the MC backing a candidate that was behind racially-charged newsletters.
Snoop isn’t the only to share his love for Paul. Singer Kelly Clarkson spoke out in favor of the politician back in December. “I love Ron Paul,” she tweeted. “I liked him a lot during the last Republican nomination and no one gave him a chance. If he wins the nomination for the Republican party in 2012 he’s got my vote. Too bad he probably won’t.”
– By Kim Taylor