Snoop Dogg isn’t a fan of social media censorship — at least he isn’t when it comes to his “dear brother” Louis Farrakhan.
Thursday, hours after Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram had permanently removed Farrakhan for violating its policies against “dangerous individuals and organizations,” the “Ain’t No Fun” rapper ripped into the social platforms, saying that the only thing the Nation of Islam leader had ever done was “tell the truth.”
“I stand with him. Ban me motherf—–! Ban me! Because I’m gonna keep posting this s– … F– y’all who got a problem with him,” Snoop said in a video posted to his Instagram account.
Snoop then called on his 31.3 million followers to share videos of Farrakhan.
“If you down wit’ it like I’m down wit’ it, post your favorite Minister Farrakhan video on your Instagram and Facebook page. Show some love to a real brotha’,” Snoop said in followup video. “Can’t ban all of us.”
Farrakhan was banned alongside several far-right commentators like Milo Yiannopoulos and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Facebook did not point to specific infractions that led to the bans, but had previously taken action against Farrakhan last fall, removing a video from his page where he compared Jews to termites.
Farrakhan had posted the video to his 960,000 followers with the following caption: “To members of the Jewish Community that don’t like me. Thank you very much for putting my name all over the planet. Because of your fear of what we represent, I can go anywhere in the world and they’ve heard of Farrakhan. Thank you very much.”
It wasn’t the first time Farrakhan had been punished by a major social media company. Twitter last year removed his blue-check verification after he posted a video warning of “the satanic Jew.”