February 1st, 2008
09:43 PM ET
15 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. Don

    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.

    February 2, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  2. Michael


    February 2, 2008 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  3. Psych

    America has changed
    Now we need Dollars, forget the Change.

    February 2, 2008 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  4. Craig A. Carroll Hastings, MN

    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.

    February 2, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  5. brian

    Snoop should endorse Ron Paul, because he is the only one who advocates the end of the senseless Drug War.

    February 2, 2008 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  6. Soro.

    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.

    February 2, 2008 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  7. Thaddeus A. Whiskers

    A vote for Snoop Dogg is a vote for our children

    See you in the White House, Snoop

    February 2, 2008 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  8. Michael

    Well said Snoop. Go Obama....

    February 2, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  9. magella

    go hillaty

    February 2, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  10. AnnAloha, Independent Thinker. PA

    He is smarter than most postings on here.

    February 2, 2008 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  11. JC in IL

    Snoop Dogg looks like Obama with girly hair like Hillary.

    February 2, 2008 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  12. rich

    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?

    February 2, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  13. Diggs' Crew

    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!

    February 2, 2008 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  14. josh

    Independent he is not telling us how to vote! He is merely expressing his opinion. Everyone lay off snoop, he's a good guy!

    February 2, 2008 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  15. 30%er

    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.

    February 3, 2008 06:42 am at 6:42 am |
  16. Lenny

    If this character had endorsed Obama, all of you would praise him.

    HRC Jan 20, 2009

    February 4, 2008 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  17. HB

    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.

    February 4, 2008 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  18. Josh Martinez

    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.

    April 3, 2011 05:55 am at 5:55 am |
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