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In an unexpected move, the rapper formerly known as Snoop Dogg who now goes by Snoop Lion, has released a new anti-gun single and music video, a significant departure from his past two decades of work, which often glorified violence and illegal activity. Snoop has also faced several gun possession charges in the past, and was put on trial for murder in 1996 after his bodyguard shot and killed a rival gang member from a car that the rapper was driving. Both were acquitted. But in his new "No Guns Allowed" single, a collaboration with his young teenage daughter Cori and rapper Drake, Snoop Lion is preaching an anti-gun message. The video opens with a clip of President Obama addressing the nation after the Newtown school massacre, and then shows scenes and news clippings from other past shootings, as well as a group of children in a fictional scene playing a version of spin the bottle with a gun. Snoop said in a statement, "It's a powerful song and we hope to send a positive message that hits home with people. We've seen too much bloodshed involving guns and we want to prevent the next incident from happening. That's what it's all about, trying to bring awareness and push love and peace." Snoop went to Jamaica last year, where he became a Rastafarian and changed his name to Snoop Lion.
Check out the music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqo9gPxT6A8&feature=player_embedded