On the heels of Kanye's teaser tweet last Friday that he and Dr. Dre are putting the finishing touches on their first project together, one of Dre's most storied collaborators, Snoop Dogg, published a couple of clips from behind the scenes.
"This n***a Kanye West got some hot music," Snoop whispers in the video below. "Shh. Kanye West got some hot sh*t."
It's been roughly 20 years since the two West Coast rap pioneers raised the bar with hits like "Still D.R.E." and "The Next Episode," so you won't find anyone complaining about a potential drop from Dre and Snoop.
But some fans voiced their discomfort with Snoop's short memory of Kanye's outspoken support of Donald Trump, which Snoop addressed in a 2018 interview with DJ Suss One, where he repeatedly said "f*ck" Kanye.
“If you like [Trump], you’re a motherf*ckin’ racist," he said. "F*ck you and f*ck him. Now what?" He then denounced Kanye's affinity for the president. "Kanye too, n***a, don’t forget about him too. F*ck you too. Throw him in the bag too ‘cause he right with them motherf*ckers.”
After forgoing his right to vote in the 2016 presidential election, Kanye confirmed that he's planning on ticking the box for Trump this time around, telling the interviewer, "we know who I’m voting on."
Elsewhere, he explained his refusal to let public commentary influence his political leanings, saying with a laugh, “[My parents] didn’t fight for me to be told by white people which white person I can vote on.”
Similarly, in a March interview with WSJ. Magazine, Ye talked more about the restrictions that he feels are placed on him due to his status as a black Republican.
“I’m a black guy with a red [MAGA] hat, can you imagine? … It reminded me of how I felt as a black guy before I was famous, when I would walk in a restaurant and people would look at you like you were going to steal something. ‘This is your place, Ye, don’t talk about apparel. This is your place, Ye, you’re black, so you’re a Democrat,’” he claimed.
Back in 2019, though, his friend and collaborator GLC revealed on Van Lathan's The Red Pill podcast that Kanye had once previously experienced a change of heart, as he gave GLC boxes of his MAGA hats and allegedly said, "I’m never wearing these again."
According to GLC, Ye was only wearing the apparel to help his wife, Kim Kardashian West, free innocent people from prison, like one-time drug offender Alice Johnson.
With Kanye's respect for Trump in mind, fans across Twitter criticized Snoop for being a "hypocrite" and openly hyping him.