The Rastafarian community in Jamaica are waging war against American rapper turned reggae artiste Snoop Lion.
Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council a.k.a. Rastafari Millennium Council filed a 7-paged demand letter to Snoop Lion. The rastafarians claim that Snoop Lion had lied about becoming a Rasta just to make a movie and sell records.
In the document, they claim to have made it clear to Snoop that ‘smoking weed and loving Bob Marley and reggae music is not what defines the Rastafari Indigenous Culture’. They want Snoop to stop using the name ‘Lion’, pay up the ‘financial and moral support’ they claim he committed, and issue a public apology.
Amongst the rastafarians is Bunny Wailer, an original member of Bob Marley and the Wailers, who says ‘Snoop is engaged in an outright use of Rastafari Community’s personalities and symbolism and has failed to meet contractual, moral and verbal commitments’
The artiste formerly known as Snoop Dogg is yet to respond to the legal action and petitions.