Snoop Dogg isn’t exactly the first person somebody would turn to when seeking a family-friendly and clean performance. The “Doggystyle” rapper exclusively performed at the University of Kansas on October 4th for the university’s Allen Fieldhouse.
Snoop began his performance at the end of “Late Night in the Phog”, a preseason celebration following scrimmages by the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
However, his performance wasn’t as PG as promised. His raunchy performance was accompanied by silver poles, scantily-clad dancers, and even a cannon that sent fake money flying into the audience of young people and their families.
Videos from the evening also showed Snoop performing fellow rapper Akon’s hit I Wanna F*** You.
Snoop took to his Instagram page to thank the university for “letting me be me,” and it seemed that the performance was a complete success with the crowds going wild for the iconic rapper.
But it turns out that the performance didn’t go down well with everyone after a flood of complaints were issued the next day in regard to the inappropriate and explicit nature of Snoop’s gig.
A lot of people found the performance “offensive”, which has prompted the university to make a public apology about their decision to feature Snoop.
Kansas athletic director Jeff Long to issue an apology for not vetting the show. “We apologize to anyone who was offended by the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night,” the statement begins.
“We made it clear to the entertainers’ managers that we expected a clean version of the show and took additional steps to communicate to our fans, including moving the artist to the final act of the evening, to ensure that no basketball activities would be missed if anyone did not want to stay for his show.”
“I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting all the details of the performance and offer my personal apology to those who were offended. We strive to create a family atmosphere at Kansas and fell short of that this evening,” Long went on to say.
Snoop was out there doing his thing and what he does best, so this should indeed be a lesson well learned – if you’re wanting a family-friendly PG performance, do not hire Snoop Dogg!