Snoop Dogg has slammed the NBA and NFL and called the leagues “racist” due to a lack of black owners despite a majority of players being black.
In a “Corner Office” interview with the New York Times, the rapper and entrepreneur said that it is time to stop treating Black people “like they’re less.”
When Snoop was asked about his opinion about NBA icons Kevin Durant and Steph Curry making investments in startups, Snoop responded, “Right, because they understand that they got to get it.”
“I mean, you would think that those businesspeople up top would say: ‘You know what? It’s time to change the world. We’ve got to stop treating Black people like they’re less,” Snoop said. “They’re always the ones who do the hard work, the groundwork, but we never cut them in.'”
“Like, why don’t we have an owner in an NFL? That’s just racist. Period, point blank,” he added. “We need to own an NFL team. We got one half-owner in the NBA, Michael Jordan. But the whole league is 90 percent Black. So we still the slaves and they still the masters.”
The NFL currently only has two owners that are minorities, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Kahn and Buffalo Bills co-owner Kim Pegula, but no Black owners.
Snoop then compared the leagues to the music industry, where he says Black artists “took the initiative to say, ‘F**k that.'”
“We’re the masters, and we own our masters. We’re going to negotiate with you the way we think it should be. We changed that industry years ago, with our mentality of having our own labels,” he said.
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