December 27th, 2013
01:58 AM ET
4 months ago

Caught on video: Snoop Dogg and the secretary of state

A surreal video surfaced on social media Thursday in which rapper Snoop Dogg and Secretary of State John Kerry fist-bump and talk hip-hop at the White House. Seriously.

Snoop tweeted a link to the video posted on his Instragram account Thursday afternoon. “@SnoopDogg “Boss life. me n john kerry at d white house !!! #reincarnated #khc instagram.com/p/iZstshv9Ha/”

The candid moment appears to have been captured on a cell phone the day of the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. Snoop Dogg was invited to perform a tribute that evening for jazz legend Herbie Hancock. The “Snoop and the Secretary video” appears to have been shot at reception held at the White House.

In the vertical cell phone video, Snoop Dogg and Secretary Kerry appear to be rapping about the musical influence of Herbie Hancock. The audio is low, but you can hear Snoop say “He invented hip-hop, that’s why it only makes sense.”

Kerry and Snoop Dogg then laugh and fist-pound it out. Kerry can be heard saying, “You gave me a good pound.”

The Instagram video has now received almost 24,000 likes.

The State Department official Twitter account retweeted the video, with what appeared to be a message from Kerry himself, complete with his initials JK.

“@StateDept Between us we've sold 30 million-JK @SnoopDogg: "Boss life. me n john kerry at d white house !!! #reincarnated #khc Instagram.com/p/iZstshv9Ha/”

The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony was held the evening of December 8 and will air Sunday night at 9 p.m. on CBS.


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  1. Suzy Mack

    "Rap Sheet: Snoop Dogg's criminal history started in 1993 when he was arrested for murder for his alleged connection to the death of a rival gang member who was shot by Snoop's bodyguard. He was later cleared of all charges related to the case. His other arrests include charges of firearm possession, felony drug possession, and trespassing".

    He's a good fit for the present administration. I especially like the firearms arrest. PERFECT.

    December 27, 2013 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    simplyput

    Totally, transparently embarassing.
    --------------------–
    Would you care to elaborate? Or would you prefer some cheese with your whine?

    December 27, 2013 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  3. Dr Tod Policandriotes

    Sorry to all of you snoop dog fans, but this guy does not deserve the fame he has been lucky to get.

    December 27, 2013 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  4. awasis

    @Suzy – If I have to pick, I prefer these types of criminals at the WH over war criminals like Dick Cheney. To each their own.

    December 27, 2013 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  5. JC Denver

    Who cares - this isn't news

    December 27, 2013 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  6. Suzy Mack

    @awasis. I prefer to not see any of them. But Cheney was the VP and nobody had a choice. Snoop was a conscience decision to ghetto the White House and bring in the poster child of inner city gun violence. murder drugs & guns.

    December 27, 2013 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  7. Jim

    If he fist bumps Obama then marijuana will be legalized.

    December 27, 2013 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  8. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    This will get the right wing frothing at the mouth!

    December 27, 2013 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  9. Hard Drinkin' Lincoln

    Shriek, sheep, shriek.

    December 27, 2013 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Dr Tod Policandriotes

    Sorry to all of you snoop dog fans, but this guy does not deserve the fame he has been lucky to get.
    ----------------------------
    What makes you think that people are Snoop fans? Ah, you're a conservative.
    What makes think that the man got lucky and not worked hard? Ah, you're a conservative.
    What makes you think the man doesn't deserve the rewards of his hard work? Nah, you can't be a conservative.

    December 27, 2013 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  11. billbfit

    Talk about a slow news day. In other news, Obama farted and Holder had to leave the room.

    December 27, 2013 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  12. gs

    "Dr Tod Policandriotes
    Sorry to all of you snoop dog fans, but this guy does not deserve the fame he has been lucky to get."

    Neither does Palin or Cruz. Neither have the intelligence to be in their position. At least Snoop is smart enough to be a rapper.

    December 27, 2013 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  13. Rob

    Did he go back to Snoop Dogg? Or is he still Snoop Lion?

    December 27, 2013 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  14. drud

    Really. Fist bumping a man who admitted to beating women when he was a pimp?

    December 27, 2013 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    drud wrote:

    Really. Fist bumping a man who admitted to beating women when he was a pimp?
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    What's the matter? Don't you believe in redemption or turning over a new leaf? The next time you want to complain about unemployed blacks, and the younger ones, in particular, remember your words here today. Because your sentiment is shared by millions of others, and by far too many in positions of power.

    December 27, 2013 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  16. cali girl

    It was the shizzle.

    December 27, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  17. Voice of Reason in NYC

    Good to see that the "Style over Substance" tone of this administration doesn't being and end in the Oval Office. That was sarcasm btw.

    December 27, 2013 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  18. ewfrtw

    Snoop just wanted some free ketchup!

    December 27, 2013 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  19. Rudy NYC

    cali girl

    It was the shizzle.
    -------------
    ...., mahnizzle.

    December 27, 2013 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  20. jb

    Really? You people are so infatuated with the media that you think a damn fist bump is a headline?

    December 27, 2013 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  21. Snoop Lion

    Kerry: It's hard in the West Wing bein' a pimp!

    Snoop: Say what?

    December 27, 2013 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  22. Voice of Reason in NYC

    "Jeff Brown in Jersey
    This will get the right wing frothing at the mouth!"

    How so? I think it's hysterical!!!!

    December 27, 2013 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  23. love344

    I must commend the haters..they are relentless

    December 27, 2013 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  24. Glen

    Good thing Snoop didn't question Kerry about his affiliation with the Skull and Bones society. Had he done that, Snoop might have gotten tazed instead - even after screaming "don't taze me bro!"

    December 27, 2013 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  25. Marty

    I thought his name was "Snoop Lion." Anyway, John Kerry looks out of place to me standing next to anybody. (No, I don't like John Kerry – SURPRISE!)

    December 27, 2013 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
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