Snoop Dogg urged viewers to skip the revival of “Roots,” saying he’s tired of movies and TV shows that depict African-Americans in slavery.
“I don’t understand America,” Snoop said in a video posted on Instagram (below). “They just keep wanting to show us the abuse we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago. But guess what? We’re taking the same abuse.”
He specifically mentions the History remake of “Roots,” 2014 Best Picture winner “12 Years a Slave,” and the hit WGN America Underground Railroad series “Underground.”
Snoop also called on Hollywood to produce content that depicts all the good things black people have accomplished since slavery ended. He concluded by advising his fans to skip the premiere of “Roots,” which airs Monday night.
“I ain’t watching that s—, and I advise you motherf—— as real n—- like myself; f— them television shows,” he said. “Let’s create our own s— based on today, how we live and how we inspire people today. Black is what’s real. F– that old s—.”
History did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
“Roots,” based on the novel of the same name by Alex Haley, first aired as a miniseries event on ABC in 1977 with LeVar Burton starring as African warrior turned slave Kunta Kinte. Malachi Kirby takes over the role in the History remake.
“Roots” airs for the next four nights on History, A&E, Lifetime, and the Lifetime Movie Network at 9/8c.