Rapper Snoop Dogg took to The Howard Stern Show Tuesday to defend his controversial performance at The University of Kansas’ Late Night at the Phog basketball practice.
Snoop’s performance, which featured unfiltered lyrics, pole dancers and fake $100 bills shot into the crowd with “money guns,” received criticism, as the event is attended by kids and families.
For his part, Snoop said it was all par for the course. “When you pay for Snoop Dogg, you gonna get Snoop Dogg,” he told Stern Tuesday in comments that were reported by ESPN.
KU athletic director Jeff Long apologized in a statement, saying it was his understanding that Snoop Dogg would be performing a “clean version” of his show.
Snoop acknowledged that the reason for the backlash was pretty straight forward, saying it was because “I brought stripper poles and [women] and money guns.”
He also said that reports he was asked to leave the building following his performance were untrue.
“I had the time of my life,” Snoop told Stern. “I enjoyed myself. Hung out with the basketball teams. I just think it was more publicity of what I did. They had to cover it up. And I respect them. And I wasn’t gonna put no smut on their name and say that they did anything wrong, because they invited me to come do what I do.”
While Long contended that the audience was offended by the performance, Snoop saw it another way.
“The audience enjoyed that s---,” Snoop told Stern. “I don’t know what the f--- they talkin’ about.”
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