Snoop Dogg seems to be making a statement to Tinseltown about the SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild strikes — ’cause he’s nixing 2 of his big shows here in solidarity with the union members.
The rapper announced the move Tuesday, writing … “We regret to inform you that due to the ongoing strike and the uncertainty of when this will be over, we need to cancel the Hollywood Bowl show.”
Snoop adds, “We continue to stand in solidarity with all of our brothers and sisters in the WGA and SAG/AFTRA during this difficult time and remain hopeful that the AMPTP will come back to the negotiating table with a REAL proposal and we can all get back to work.”
Snoop’s cancelation of his big L.A. concerts appears to be symbolic … as he has other gigs lined up elsewhere around the country, which he did not address. Presumably, they’re happening as scheduled.
Now, while Snoop’s decision might seem like it’s coming out of nowhere — after all, musicians aren’t impacted by the SAG/WGA strikes — it actually tracks with some bold statements he’s made lately demanding change in the recording industry.
He recently sounded off on modern-day artists getting stiffed on residuals in the age of streaming — while also pointing out showbiz writers and actors are fighting over the same stuff in their strikes.
Bottom line … he’s quite privy to the struggle, and is most certainly in SAG/WGA’s corner in the ongoing negotiations. Also worth noting, his Death Row guys are on board as well — as a handful of Death Row artists and affiliates have been seen on the picket lines themselves.
It’ll be interesting to see if Snoop starts setting a precedent with his holdout — considering his impact and notoriety, ya gotta wonder if other artists might start sticking it to H’wood too.