Bunny Wailer claim Snoop Lion is using his Lion Moniker to profit off Rastafarian Culture.

by Necoflex
(Jamaica)

Snoop Lion

Snoop Lion

Legendary Reggae singer Bunny Wailer and The Rastafarian Community are not too happy with Snoop Dogg and his new Moniker Snoop Lion.


Snoop Lion’s recent transformation from hardcore rap to Reggae has surprised and even amused many music fans locally and overseas. However, some prominent Rastafarians are far from enthused about the entertainer’s new persona.

Legendary Reggae singer, Bunny Wailer has called out the artiste formerly known as Snoop Dogg, claiming he has been using his ‘Lion’ moniker to profit off Rastafarian culture. Wailer and the Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millenium Council issued a seven page letter to Snoop Lion on Wednesday outlining their grievances with the artiste.

Wailer told TMZ of his belief that Snoop Lion is only using the Rastafarian moniker to sell records and his Reincarnated movie while insisting the converted Reggae crooner has failed to meet the "contractual, moral and verbal commitments" of being a Rasta.

According to Wailer, Snoop has engaged in 'outright fraudulent use of Rastafari Community’s personalities and symbolism” — and has failed to meet “contractual, moral and verbal commitments.'

The Council also questioned Snoop’s motives for making the switch, demanding he drop the ‘Lion’ off his name immediately. "Smoking weed and loving Bob Marley and Reggae music is not what defines the Rastafari indigenous Culture!" they said in their statement.

Snoop Lion, who has traveled to Jamaica on several occasions over the last year, has yet to respond to these accusations. In a recent television interview, Snoop explained he was given the ‘Lion’ name by a group of Rastafarians he visited during his trip to Jamaica last February, signaling his maturity as a man.

The California-born entertainer returned to the island earlier this month as he shot the official video for his single, Lighters Up, featuring prominent Dancehall artistes, Popcaan and Mavado. He is also promoting the new web series, Noisey Jamaica, a 10-part web series exploring the nuances of Dancehall music and culture which debuted on Tuesday.

Read more: Read more about Snoop Lion aka Snoop Dogg

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Post comments/Views on artiste.

Articles On Dancehall Reggae World You Might Have Missed ......

Also connect with Dancehallreggaeworld.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

P.S. Didn't find exactly what you were looking for? Still need help?


Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool. It works!

Or, simply click here and here, to browse my library of over 500 questions and answers! Chances are someone already asked (and got an answer to) your question.

Help us to keep Dancehall & Reggae Music Genres alive. We are asking for a small contribution to Keep our site online.
CLICK HERE TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION.

Submit and get your press release, news, new music, video, photos, lyrics, biography or write-ups published on the world #1 dancehall reggae site 
{Click here for more information on how to}

What's New?  
Click Here
to see the VERY latest articles and features.
 

TRENDING  NOW

Recent Articles

  1. Reggae artiste Razor B receives Canadian Multicultural award

    Jun 25, 19 11:17 PM

    Reggae artiste Razor B receives Canadian Multicultural award

    Read More

  2. Reggae singer Mdeez Stabbed and Killed

    Jun 25, 19 12:11 AM

    Reggae singer Mdeez Stabbed and Killed - BAHAMIAN singer Devon “Mdeez” Knight, scheduled to perform on Reggae Sumfest's penultimate night, was stabbed to death following a traffic accident in his nati…

    Read More

  3. Dancehall artiste Ding Dong ties knot with girlfriend Tashauna

    Jun 24, 19 03:22 PM

    Dancehall artiste Ding Dong ties knot with girlfriend Tashauna - Ravers Clavers principal Ding Dong tied the knot with long-time partner, Tashauna, on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019.

    Read More

  4. EarthKry Announce USA Tour Dates Alongside Katachafire

    Jun 24, 19 02:46 PM

    EarthKry Announce USA Tour Dates Alongside Katachafire - Arguably one of Jamaica's most touring self-contained band, Roots Rock Reggae band Earthkry amid their summer 2019 tour have announced fall dat…

    Read More

[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!