(CNN) - Days before 22 states are set to hold Democratic primary contests, it appears at least one crucial endorsement is still up for grabs: Rapper Snoop Dogg's.
The rapper and music producer told CNN's Larry King he is torn between both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton's historic candidacies.
"I just want to see somebody win in the best interest of America - whether it be [Obama], a black man, or whether it be Hillary, a woman," Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., says in an exclusive interview set to air Friday night.
"Either one is a great move for America," he continued. "We need change. We need somebody in there that's about listening to the people and representing the people. I think both of the candidates will do that."
Snoop Dogg also said he thinks America is ready for a black president, noting Obama is the first African-American with a legitimate chance to win the White House.
"In the past we had presidential candidates like [Rev.] Jesse Jackson. We didn't really think he can win," he said. "Right now people feel like this man could really win. He's got the right thing going for him. He's got the right conversation. He's in line with the right scenario to win. Whether he wins or loses, he made a great step for black America by even stepping to the table and pulling off something like this."
Catch Larry King's interview with Snoop Dogg, Friday, 9 p.m. ET.
Just because one smokes pot or has smoked pot I don't think this diminishes his or her opinion. To all those who keep saying who cares about this story, obviously you do ar you would not take the time to post here.
THANK YOU THERESA!!!
America has changed
Now we need Dollars, forget the Change.
This being America Snoop is entitled to his opinion. McCain will win anyway if EITHER Clinton or Obama is the Democratic nominee. Joe and Jane six-pack will see to that.
Snoop should endorse Ron Paul, because he is the only one who advocates the end of the senseless Drug War.
Respect.....the American presidential race will be a true sentiment of your Country's true colours on democracy for outsiders like myself especially the democratic campaign. Snoop is a great guy, his opinions are politically correct because your politics are still full of such and I believe he is a true reflection of that.....Come on America lets see....who will be the democractic candidate.
A vote for Snoop Dogg is a vote for our children
See you in the White House, Snoop
Well said Snoop. Go Obama....
He is smarter than most postings on here.
Snoop Dogg looks like Obama with girly hair like Hillary.
Not knocking Snoop Dog for getting into the mix, but since he has this question has come to mind: Can Snoop Dog even vote given his criminal past?
A futile attempt to have a pop icon to sway the 18-36 voters, who btw Obama has inspired and apparently support him--Snoop, dude, go smoke one and do your homework....Obama 08!
Independent he is not telling us how to vote! He is merely expressing his opinion. Everyone lay off snoop, he's a good guy!
dont think snoop can vote in the first place. This is a guy who made his wealth glamorizing the decay of society, violence in our youth, and degrading women. Now some want to hear his oppinion on politics ? I clicked on this site to see who would acually voice in favor of what he thought, NOT to read or care what he thought.
If this character had endorsed Obama, all of you would praise him.
HRC Jan 20, 2009
Snoop Dogg is as entitled to his opinion as any of us, and he happens to be more thoughtful and articulate about it than many posters on this board.
Who cares what this felon thinks about anything? He is a common criminal that should be in prison. It is too bad that America does not have the same policies as Australia and requires a man to have good moral character before entering this country. It is only thugs and gangsters that are making this piece of crap rich and famous as they all commit the same crimes. It is sad that our children have to look at this garbage as they are too young to really have an opinion. Hopefully justice will be served one day, and he will be in a prison cage where this dogg belongs.