Just when you thought that the Rastafarian community was warming up to Snoop Lion, things took a turn for the worse.
Reggae legend Bunny Wailer and the Rastafarian Millennium Council are again attacking the West Coast rap legend turn reggae star for what they called profiting off their culture.
The latest attack came just days after Snoop Lion premiered his long awaited documentary film, Reincarnated, in select theaters across the U.S.
Bunny Wailer, who is Snoop’s biggest critic, says the rapper should not have included video footage in the documentary showing their first meeting together.
General secretary of the Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council, Robert ‘Prophet Greg’ Mogg, also accused Snoop Lion of breaching contractual agreements signed in February of last year.
“The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September last year,” Mogg told the Jamaica Observer. “He has now gone into merchandising… another breach. “This is a violation of our intellectual property and we have to safeguard our culture.”
It would appears the Rastafarians plight maybe getting to Snoop, who says he may never do another reggae album, at least not in Jamaica.
“I definitely feel like I’m gonna make more music but I don’t know if I’m gonna go to Jamaica, I may wanna go somewhere else,” Snoop Lion told NME. “I may wanna venture into another part of the world. Some things you let them be what they are. That was a priceless moment. I may wanna do something different next time. I’m just saying I don’t know if I want to repeat the same process as far as going to Jamaica and making a reggae album. I may wanna go to another country and make a reggae album.”
Snoop Lion and dancehall star Mavado performed last weekend at the SXSW festival.
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