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Rastafari Council Threatens Snoop Lion With Lawsuit, “He Is Not A Real Rasta”


Snoop Lion and Bunny Wailer

Bunny Wailer is furious with Snoop.

Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dogg, has caught some fire from the Rastafarian Community.

The elders of the Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council also known as the Rastafari Millennium Council has released a 7-page document criticizing Snoop Lion Rastafarian transformation.

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Bunny Wailer, who is an original members of Reggae’s most iconic band Bab Marley and the Wailers, says Snoop Lion lied about becoming a Rastafarian to sell records.

During an interview with TMZ, Bunny Wailer says Snoop Dogg has engaged in “outright fraudulent use of Rastafari Community’s personalities and symbolism” — and has failed to meet “contractual, moral and verbal commitments.”

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The Rastafari Council says loving Bob Marley, smoking weed and listening to reggae music does not make you a Rastafarian.

They are asking Snoop to drop the “Lion” moniker and revert back to Dogg, as well as, issue an apology to the Rastafarian Community.

Failing to do so will result in a lawsuit against the rap icon.

Your comments below.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002456479653 Raymond Sande


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000908528824 LaTosha Stanfield

    GOOD— stand up for what is right in the name of JAH.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=745337807 Ebony S. Barton

    He should just go back to being Snoop Dogg.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

    Reading these peoples comments is hilarious. I like Snoop and I respect the Rasta community but I’m no Rasta. Snoop can call himself Snoop Lion but I highly believe he is not a Rasta. If he follows the way of life as a Rasta then I can see that but like one person said, smoking weed and liking Bob don’t make you one. Reggae and the Rasta community don’t need Snoop. For all who commenting about how Rasta and reggae go together and this and that, kill your ignorance and learn what true Rastafarian is all about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303195079 Datsnot Polite

    Datsnot Polite

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000005541124 Stephen Norris

    What’s next are people going to start going after fake Christians, Muslims, Jews and Buddhist next?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002031203346 Jesus Andrea Tafoya

    I think the US needs to ban Rastas because they may own weapons of ma$$ destruction such as a AR15 or extended mag.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1272213574 Maxine Isis Stowe

    Its not the how, its the way. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions of Rasatafari brethren and sistren taking on the culture all over the world with no scrutiny, so then there must be something of significance why Snoop is being so scrutinized. There is a saying in Jamaica that says ‘the higher the monkey climb the more him exposed’. So if you as a multi millionaire gangsta rapper engage a world wide media company to take a film clip of your conversion to Rastafari that automatically falls into the contractual category of filming the holy sacred sites of the Nyahbinghi Order and so has to abide by the rules and regulations of that process of filming and exploitation, that you through your introductory approach and documentation present, then go on to breech those contractual terms, then this is the result. So this is not about the personal choice of being a Rastafari, this is about the hyper public and exploitation platform that has been chosen to identify to the global market that you are now a part of this community.

    So as one of the examples of beginner missteps, when you are given the spiritual name ‘Berhane’ by the HIgh Priest of the Nyahbinghi Order, he does not expect for you to turn around and turn it into a logo with three dancehall women in the center. He expects it to be a private name that you meditate on the highest non-babylon realms. So the mistakes that are being made are playing out on CNN, BET, TWITTER, FACEBOOK ETC. ETC. and exposing the community’s highest moral authority, which is the Nyahbinghi Ancient Council to ridicule in front of the global Rastafari community!

    Then they do not expect your now high multi media global conversion dismissing and burying the Gangsta Rappa environment of urban america to come to Jamaica and your first step is to produce and promote a ‘Noisey Jamaica’ film project executive produced by.
    SNOOP LION promoting the ‘Gaza Emperor’ the head of the ‘gangsta dancehall’ environment! This incorporating your ‘Reincarnated’ self.

    Then privately communication is sent to you for 11 months, since you ‘reincarnated’ to speak to the Elders and you send your managers instead, which insults the personal responsibility wrapped in the student disrespecting his teacher, who in the Rastafari way wants to reason.

    It is these very public mis steps that is creating these waves, so a RESET button has to be pressed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id= Anonymous

    while rasta is a way of living, bunny nor any man should’nt… prohibit any man from coming to rasta.. many roads can lead a man to the most high. while snoop hasn’t been involved that long… rastas preaching to the choir are not expanding the body of rasta. snoop is a leader of a lost generation…. and now that he has found a calling… we should let him answer. I have known snoop dogg and his mgr. kevin for ever a decade… and his calling is genuine. he has mislead many down the wrong path… and he is trying to the best of his ability to rectify it. more than I can say for most? snoop has the ability to reach people bunny cannot… and if he leads them back to rasta… why should any man have a problem with it? the truth is not limited to the self righteous. many have been chosen… few have answered. snoop is a hip hop icon with fans from 6-80 dumb crippled and crazy. bob himself.. made secualr music in the 60’s and it led him to the greatness he has achieved…i infact would argue his commercial music led me to his soulful music…. here in america. if u are a true rasta u will know.. that there is only one judge…. that matters… and his name is not bunny or nor council there of…. e.z. now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=780935496 Alanna Luna

    Jah Rastafarie himself would not approve of Snoop Dog becoming a true Rastafarian unless he was in fact, able and willing to act as one. If he’s really a rastafarian, he will turn his riches into charities and enhance the movements for peace as well as join together with other peace makers of the world. That would be the true Rasta way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1833764025 Ahmad Ular

    bunny looking For Publicity got alot of fake Rastafarian out there since when rasta got a council gtfo with that Got To many people faking it. by the way learn king salsi I history you will notice he was not all that great people like Luther king and followers went to help the poor Ethiopians backing in the day because of poverty and starvation at a all time high. Snoopy don’t need no one permission to be a raster because it got a tons of fake rasta out there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002496154767 Joeanne Wifematerial Willock

    How long did his transformation take? do u think Rastafarianism is just something u wake up one morning and have an epiphany and then to try an emulate the Great Bob Marley, it doesn’t happen so, it’s a spiritual journey which brings out much enlightenment to which one follows a path. not because people have dreds n smoke weed makes them true rastas but their spirit and beliefs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000258345473 DrSwaggas Conover


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000990543260 Enrique Chisholm

    At the end of the day we all will be judged.So if snoop decides he wants to be a Rasta then let him be.If you disagree, then show him the righteous way to real Rasta, but don’t condemn him.Now, that’s Rasta! ONE LOVE…

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000476498994 Peggy Samuels

    let the man find is inner soul ,wat the mansight the father

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=590190662 Michael Ess

    You just put “commercialize” and “reggae” in the same sentence, which is all anyone really needs to see that you’re talking out your a$$. Good day sir

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=736275872 Deshawn Findley

    Dude you don’t know what you talking about. I been reading all your comments and still don’t understand your point. If you don’t know Bunny, how can you even have an opinion about what he’s doing. You sounding ignorant.