The attacks were recently a topic on Fox News, with co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle arguing that the U.S. Secret Service should “kill them.” She added: “I think it would be fantastic if Snoop and wannabe-Snoop got a visit from, like, the federal marshals, and let’s see how tough and gangster they are then.”
Early last week, Snoop Dogg took a political stand in his new music video for BadBadNotGood’s Lavender (Nightfall Remix) where he takes on police brutality and he fires a toy gun at a clown version of Trump.
“Honestly, this is horrible behaviour,” she added of Bow Wow’s now-deleted tweet which had mentioned Melania Trump. “What a double standard. This would never fly, there would be outrage all over the place if somebody said this [about Michelle Obama].”
During the episode of The Five, co-host Greg Gutfeld called Bow Wow an “obscure loser,” a “washed-up rapper,” and a “washed-up actor,” responding to his claim that he would “pimp” the First Lady of the United States.
Gutfeld: What should the Secret Service do [about the threats made by Snoop Dogg and Bow Wow]?
Guilfoyle: Kill them. Kill them. pic.twitter.com/j7iovt5kNA
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) March 18, 2017
Trump replied to the controversial music video on Twitter last Wednesday, arguing that Snoop Dogg’s career is failing and that if it had been Barack Obama in the video instead of Trump, the rapper would have gone to jail.
Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2017
Bow Wow, who was mentored by Snoop Dogg early in his career, weighed in on the argument via Twitter, writing:
“Ayo @realDonaldTrump shut your punk a** up talking sh** about my uncle @SnoopDogg before we pimp your wife and make her work for us.”
He has since deleted the tweet.
Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen told TMZ: “It’s totally disgraceful. Snoop owes the president an apology. There’s absolutely nothing funny about an assassination attempt on a president, and I’m really shocked at him, because I thought he was better than that.”
He added: “I certainly would not have accepted it if it was President Obama. I certainly don’t accept it as President Trump, and in all fairness, it’s not funny, it’s not artistic.
“Just because you want to hide behind the guise of artistic capabilities or artistic freedom of speech doesn’t make it right. Snoop knows that, and he played very close to the line here.”
With files from ET Canada