Snoop Lion Angered Rastafarians Officials Who Demand He Change His Name

As much as Snoop Dogg says he is Rastafarian, members of the Rastafari community don’t think so. In a new report by TMZ, they are threatening to sue Snoop for inappropriate use of their image.

Bunny Wailer, who is an original member of Bob Marley and the Wailers, is upset over Snoop’s documentary Reincarnated, which put a spotlight in his immersion into the Rasta culture last year.

Wailer states that Snoop participated in “outright fraudulent use of Rastafari Community’s personalities and symbolism.” He also disregarded any “contractual, moral and verbal commitments.”

Leaders of the Rastafari Millennium Council spoke out on Snoop claiming to be part of Rastafari culture. In a 7-page demand letter, they wanted him to stop using the name “Lion,” as well as pay up the “financial and moral support and issue a public apology.”

The group stand by their words when they say, “smoking weed and loving Bob Marley and reggae music is not what defines the Rastafari Indigenous Culture!”

How will Snoop Lion react?

Props TMZ

  • http://twitter.com/still_dre_day kadir

    well its about time someone told him

  • jay

    he sucked at one genre and now he sucks at another

    • dogg pound

      wtf ur hip hop retarded. snoop was king of westcoast rap in the 90s

      • Very Reasonable Citizen

        He’s probably a Soulja boy/ Lil B fan….he obviously knows nothing about REAL hip hop

  • HerpfuckyouDerp

    It was publicity and obviously Snoop’s career is dying. He wanted to change it up and has not many ways out is his issue.

  • aaaaaaaa

    theyre just money hungry snoop lion

  • aaaaaaaa

    theyre just money hungry snoop lion

  • Very Reasonable Citizen

    The man stole the Rasta’s swag, and they feel it belittles their religion and makes them look bad.

  • Enyc3

    “smoking weed and loving Bob Marley and reggae music is not what defines the Rastafari Indigenous Culture!” Everything is say in this sentence ! I don’t think that snoop really follow the movement it’s only for the media and shit!

  • http://www.facebook.com/simba40 Simba Jahi

    I say give him a chance to learn