February 1st, 2008
09:43 PM ET
10 years ago

Snoop Dogg torn between Obama, Clinton


Watch Snoop Dogg talk politics.

(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.

soundoff (118 Responses)
  1. Kathy

    Who cares what Snoop Dogg thinks!

    February 1, 2008 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  2. Jacque Bauer

    This is a FANTASTIC endorsement of the Republican candidate – whoever that is!

    February 1, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  3. America America

    This is one endorsement that Hillary can have...Sen Obama is better off without this one.

    February 1, 2008 07:22 pm at 7:22 pm |
  4. Who Cares!?

    All this joker wants to know is which one of the two would federally legalize 'mary-jane'. Why would anyone care what this joker thinks?!

    February 1, 2008 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  5. Janel, St. Paul, MN

    For heaven's sake. . .who is "Snoopy Dog????

    February 1, 2008 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  6. Vlad

    let's not forget Barak is half-white .... I'm surprised there aren't more calling him a white candidate. I like Barak, I hate Hillary, ... but I really want to put a dagger into the Right-Wing Evangelists who have ruined our country .. therefore I will vote for Hillary (and I'll also buy stocks of anti-depressant making companies)

    February 1, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  7. beren

    Even Snoop Dogg realizes Hillary is ALSO able to bring change...

    February 1, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  8. Shaddy

    Shidizzle man, I thought the dude would have endorsed another weed smoker, that just not right man.

    February 1, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  9. LakeShore

    Hillarious! When does Frankie Muniz make his endorsement?

    February 1, 2008 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  10. Patrick Peavy Plano,TX

    You can be for both Clinton/Obama 2008!!!

    February 1, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  11. Aj

    ok NOW this is becoming too much. CNN has kept my comments in moderation... is slacking on authentic news coverage... and now this.... who cares?????

    February 1, 2008 07:28 pm at 7:28 pm |
  12. Matt Canoga Park

    Political advice from a pothead. Now there is a news story CNN.

    February 1, 2008 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  13. Cathy

    Really CNN.... is this news?!? Give me a break.

    February 1, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  14. Robin

    I am pretty sure Snoop's opinion won't carry much weight either way. Maybe he will pull for Ralph Nadir who is about to join as a third party and take away voters from the democratic base and therefore have a Republican in the White House again.

    February 1, 2008 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  15. Ben

    Don't know why this is a story but it just must be a slow news day....seemingly like every other day....

    February 1, 2008 07:34 pm at 7:34 pm |
  16. Tom Lee

    Honestly....waiting for an endorsement by Snoop Dogg? If you're still wondering which candidate you should choose for and need this 'critical' endorsement to help you decide........do use a favor and don't vote.

    February 1, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  17. Anti Partisan

    Snoop is a true hero of my generation!! I grew up with him on the airwaves and albums. I like his views on this, thank you snoop!

    February 1, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  18. Frank

    First, why should anybody care who Snoop Dogg supports?

    Second, HOW IS IT NEWS that he's not supporting anyone?

    Somebody who we shouldn't care about in the first place doesn't have an opinion. STOP THE PRESSES!


    February 1, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  19. Karen, Jersey City

    Oh great, now we should care what a man who calls women h's and b's thinks about the Presidency... just great.... I guess snoop represents the 'real brother in the hood'?


    February 1, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  20. RB, from the bay state

    No wonder he changed his name..........

    February 1, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  21. LeeAnn N. Taylor, San Francisco, Ca

    Awww..me loves Snoop!

    February 1, 2008 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  22. Sly

    Come on CNN.. is this really news? Or are you mocking Snoop Dogg?

    February 1, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  23. Jason in Connecticut

    Fo shizzle.

    February 1, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  24. chad

    are you serious, what will America do if Snoop Dog can not make a choice. We are looking to him to guide us! Come on this is a really ignorant story as if we are sitting on the sidelines waiting for Snoop Dogs approval? Can we hear something more newsworthy?

    February 1, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  25. Christine Atlanta, Ga.

    At least Snopp is a thinker. Not endorseing a person solely on their race.

    February 1, 2008 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
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