Oscars: Snoop Dogg Adds His Voice to Boycott Call
“Somebody asked me was I gonna watch the motherf---ing Oscars. F–-- no," said the rapper.
Snoop Dogg on Tuesday sounded off about the lack of diversity among the Academy Award nominees this year in a profanity-filled video.
“Somebody asked me was I gonna watch the motherf---ing Oscars. F–-- no," said the rapper. "What the f--- am I going to watch that bullshit for? They ain’t got no n----s nominated."
He continued: "All these great movies and all this great shit ya’ll keep stealing from us ... f--- you! F--- you!”
Snoop Dogg's criticism of the Oscars is just one of many. Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee are boycotting the awards show.
"At the Oscars ... people of color are always welcomed to give out awards ... even entertain," said Pinkett Smith, whose husband Will Smith was snubbed in the best acting category. "But we are rarely recognized for our artistic accomplishments."
On Monday, David Oyelowo spoke out about how change is needed in the Academy. “The Academy is an institution in which they all say radical and timely change cannot happen quickly,” he said. “It better happen quickly. The law of this country can change in a matter of months. It better come on." He added, "We cannot afford to get bitter, we cannot afford to get negative. But we must make our voice heard.”
Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, issued a statement on Monday about how "heartbroken and frustrated" she was about the "lack of inclusion" in this year's nominees.
"The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership," said Boone Isaacs. "In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membership recruitment in order to bring about much-needed diversity in our 2016 class and beyond."
Snoop's (NSFW) video below.