Gun violence continues to be a hot topic, and President Obama didn’t back down from the debate during a Colorado speech Wednesday — a day after Snoop Lion premiered his music video for “No Guns Allowed” featuring Drake and Cori B. In a newly released behind-the-scenes clip, Snoop and Drake explain the video and what made them want to make such a powerful statement.
“What I did was, I wanted to create a song strong enough to catch the attention of people to let them know that we do care in the hip-hop community,” Snoop shared on the set. “We don’t like what’s going on with all these unnecessary shootings.”
As of this posting, 3,293 Americans have lost their life to gun violence since December’s Sandy Hook incident. In that tragic event, an elementary school teacher’s 20-year-old son killed 20 schoolchildren and 6 adults at her school of employment. Since then, many Hollywood stars have come out strongly in support of gun control — but none as thought-provoking and boundary-breaking as Snoop and Drake.
“It was more than just my life, it was for our entire city [of Toronto],” Drake added. “I just sort of tried to paint a picture and looked at this as an opportunity to share something with my generation.”
In the behind-the-scenes clip, Drake goes on to explain how a recent incident hit close to home after a good friend lost a loved one in a shooting that injured 20 in Toronto. Get a glimpse of the video shoot and hear more from Snoop Lion and Drake about their thoughts on guns in America today in the video below.
Stay tuned for a big announcement this Tuesday (April 9) on how you can join Snoop Lion and MTV to take a stand against gun violence.
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