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Super Bowl Halftime Lineup Features Entertainers Who Pushed Violence Against Police

Inglewood, CA – The National Football League’s (NFL) decision to let controversial entertainers perform at halftime shows isn’t new, but the upcoming Super Bowl LVI has outraged police supporters with its vividly anti-police lineup led by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.

The NFL released the trailer for the upcoming halftime show that showed Dr. Dre calling Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar and bringing everyone together at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood ahead of kickoff on Feb. 13.

Both Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg have a long history of anti-police lyrics that date back to when Dr. Dre was a member of the group N.W.A. and sang the hit song “F-k the Police” on its “Straight Outta Compton” album in 1988.

Snoop Dogg has had countless hits with anti-police lyrics as he has continued to achieve pop culture fame, going so far as to co-host a cooking show with Martha Stewart and becoming the face of Corona beer during the pandemic of the same name.

But the lyrics to Snoop Dogg’s most recent collaboration with rappers J5 Slap, A1 Yolaman, and Jiggie June many Americans furious and concerned about the message the NFL is sending by featuring the popular rap artist at halftime.

“Police” was released on Jan. 22 by J5 Records and features the following lyrics:

All you ni-as out there
Take your guns that you using to shoot each other
And start shooting these b-h a—motherf-king police
That’ll impress a motherf-king n-a like me
The crooked motherf-kers
‘Cause these police getting way too mother-king outta line

Chorus:

You can’t trust these police
‘Cause 911’s a joke
Don’t trust these police
‘Cause 911’s a joke, yeah
You can’t trust these police
‘Cause 911’s a joke, you feel me?
Don’t trust these police
911’s a joke

The next verse of the song, which was released on Jan. 22 just hours after New York Police Department (NYPD) Officers Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora were gunned down in the line of duty, advocates for killing rookie police officers in San Francisco.

Cinematic, right back at it
Talk the walk and walk ’bout that static
I am the extra dramatic
When he popped back, everybody scattered, didn’t matter
Hmm, I was there from the get-go
Moving heavy weights, Klitschko
Rookies and cookies from ‘Frisco
Put ’em in a box, Nabisco
We the funk that killed disco
I showed you how to go and get this dough
And I’m the reason why you’re f-king with this hoe
But don’t thank me, that’s how the s-t go

Then Snoop Dogg’s latest hit goes on to threaten and mock police officers and snitches.

Put it on my momma, I’ma be a problem
F-k a police, tryna stop me like a comma
B-hes, got a shiny badge with authority
Target on my back, I’m minority
Get the iPhone, I’m recording
Y’all cartoon, Rick and Morty
Pass, “serve and protect” my a–
Shit’s going down, that’s a wrap
Never trust a cop, that’s a trap
Put me in the slam, I don’t sing
With a orange pair of Barkleys
Other motherf-kers narcing
A snitch to be stitched and he run like a b-h
I’ma shoot ’em up like I’m Mitch Richmond
Flick on the wrist, too hot
You ain’t f-king with this

And at the same time that President Joe Biden’s administration has blamed guns for all of the violent crime nationwide, the NFL appears to be promoting gun violence with its Super Bowl halftime lineup.

Snoop Dogg has felony convictions for both guns and drugs dating back to the 1990s, the Los Angeles Times reported.

He pleaded no contest to gun possession by a convicted felon in 2007.

He’s a convicted felon prohibited from owning a firearm by federal law, but in “Police”, Snoop Dogg raps about carrying a gun everywhere he goes, keeping a Glock in his SUV, and sneaking a gun into a club in his shoe in his newest rap.

Yeah, whoa, ay
911 is a joke in J town
Everywhere it go down, that’s why I keep a four pound
Blowing out your hoe down, s-t the tires go down
Sugar brought you whole round, ready for a showdown
Verbs and pronouns spitting at your main hoe
Probably why I stay up on her top like a Kango
Dipping through the city with a Glock in a Range Rove
If you sleeping [?] probably not with the same hoe
Rock the same clothes rich n-s do
And rock by the same code till I’m a rich n-a too
I be in the club with the stick in my shoe
You call the f-king police like a b-h n-a do
Still zips for the two, QP for they
Whole thing for the (ah), shit I’ll get a n-a straight
This s-t don’t hit the interstate if your skin tone’s dark
And white people watch the pigs in the pens unmarked

Reaction to the NFL’s choice of halftime performers has been swift and furious from law enforcement families and supporters.

Not everyone is prepared to give the NFL a free pass on this one.

“I get the Johnny Cash comparison for Dre’s “F-k Tha Police,” but Snoop Dogg defended Louis Farrakhan in 2019 and compared the American flag to the Nazi flag as recently as 2020,” one person tweeted. “But he’s otherwise friendly, does fun commercials, and has a fun cooking show with Martha Stewart.”

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been dodging questions about the controversial rap artists scheduled to perform at the big game, the Independent reported.

During an appearance on Peyton and Eli Manning’s podcast on Jan. 4, Goodell was asked what his favorite Snoop Dogg song was and couldn’t answer.

“You know, listen, we’re excited about having our halftime show with Snoop in there and we’ve got some great performers,” Goodell answered.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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