Rapper Snoop Dogg Boycotts New Remake Of The Roots Asking Fans "Let's create our own based on today"
|Rapper Snoop Dogg Boycotts New Remake Of The |
Roots Asking Fans "Let's create our own based on today"
The rapper sent out his message over social media on Monday.
In the video on Instagram and Twitter, Snoop Dogg rails about the remake of Roots, which premieres Monday as a four-night series on History, A&E and Lifetime channels.
|Alex Haley Author Of The Roots|
Snoop Dogg says he won't watch Roots and calls upon other African-Americans to follow suit.
|Roots co-executive producer LeVar Burton (kunta Kinte)|
Earlier, Roots co-executive producer LeVar Burton, who played the central character in the 1977 miniseries, enslaved protagonist Kunta Kinte, told Reports that the remake was needed as part of a national discussion.
"We are clearly engaged in the conversation in America and it's one where everybody needs to be involved," Burton says. "If you are living in America right now, then the story of slavery is relevant to you, because it's shaped the country and the culture in which you live, whether you want to admit that or not."