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. Obamacare Website Programmer

    I'm assuming OJ and Aaron Hernandez weren't available?

    December 27, 2013 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  2. Hard Drinkin' Lincoln

    It's all they know, Love, it's all they know.

    December 27, 2013 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  3. Jerry

    Amazing how people will make a big deal over something as trivial as this.

    December 27, 2013 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  4. simplyput

    @Rudy NCY "care to elaborate?' "want some cheese with your whine?"
    -----–
    Why would I talk back to the biggest bully online on a story this inoccuous? Your posts have enough cheese for everyone to enjoy. The elevated odd couple moment is revealing enough. A picture says a thousand words, huh?
    You shouldn't be so quick to judge, Rudy. I shudder to think of how much work you have to do.

    December 27, 2013 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  5. Shiz Nizzle

    Two Dawgs: Snoopy and Droopy.

    December 27, 2013 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  6. jake

    Why would you expect anything less ? !!

    "Truth"'s posting hit the nail on the head, "Not surprising – they are both criminals"...Right on point !

    A man who recreated history by writing his own fictional commendations for un-deserved medals in Vietnam, now fist-bumps with a Crip-gangsta at a gala Washington event....

    Most sad of all, the nit-wits in the media have nothing better to do than cover it rather than talking about real world issues.....and the population laps it up.....unfortunate.....

    December 27, 2013 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  7. Rick

    I thought he was Snoop Lion now.

    December 27, 2013 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  8. VJ

    Did they puff too?> LOL

    December 27, 2013 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  9. KC Yankee

    They be throwin' down. I love it.

    December 27, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  10. Martin

    Welcome to the Idiocracy.

    December 27, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  11. Sharon

    "You gave me a good pound." When I hear this about Snoop, I don't think of fist-bumps.

    December 27, 2013 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  12. Fred Evil

    Oh come on conservatives, let's hear how it's a "Terrorist Fist Bump" again!! ;)

    December 27, 2013 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  13. Snoop Eats Kerry Dong

    This is news? C'mon man! Freaking lame.

    December 27, 2013 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  14. WhackyWaco

    That was not a fist bump.

    December 27, 2013 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  15. Lolo

    The GOP can not stand the thought of everyone getting along. They want America to be full of their hatred. What a shame that they cannot move into the new century. Like I said before even the poorest of poor think that they are better than anyone else who does not look like them. Quit being jealous because Kerry can fit in with other people. I knew those truly conservative wingnuts would hate it. They are too funny!!!!!!!!!!! They would rather hate than be seen with a black person or anyone else who does not look like them. You guys had better hurry up and build that spaceship to move to outer space, but those of you who think that you have a seat on it because you hate others better think again, because only the rich will be the only ones onboard.

    December 27, 2013 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  16. Hanrahan

    Liberal trash fist bumps liberal trash.

    December 27, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  17. liberal disease

    Snoop is a self made man, Kerry well we know his deal

    December 27, 2013 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  18. Whocaresanyway

    Who is Snoop Dog? Last month (or whatever) he changed it to Snoop Lion.

    December 27, 2013 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  19. viranka

    he did change his name ti Snoop Lion... reporters need to get out of their cubical from time to time, ya think!!! sheeesh.

    December 27, 2013 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  20. O'drama ya Mama

    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.
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________

    We certainly did have a choice with Cheney. Its called voting. To me it seems like you hold a grudge against Snoop for a crime that took place 20 years ago yet have no problem forgiving Darth Cheney a.k.a the man who shot his friend in the face for the crimes against humanity he has committed.

    December 27, 2013 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  21. smith

    Im sure if GWB was hangin` out with Phil Spector the left would going nuts. When gangster crack dealers are being welcomed to the WH we have a problem. A real good example for the children of America.

    December 27, 2013 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  22. Thomas

    @rob
    No wonder the rest of us are suffering, this is what this administration is doing

    =====
    Your obviously working , have a home , car , computer, . Please elaborate a little more the details of your suffering ?

    December 27, 2013 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  23. Donna

    I knew it " Our goverment really is going to the dogs . Tee Hee .

    December 28, 2013 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  24. realistic

    Will the CNN Dems ever come back to reality ? Ive been waiting ten years...

    December 28, 2013 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  25. Name

    Snoop spent time in jail for murder. A totally disrespectful move to have him at our White House. I wonder if the murder victims family was invited.

    December 28, 2013 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
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