Rapper turned reggae singer Snoop Lion wants to bring an end to gun violence. So he’s written a new song and created an accompanying video pleading for No Guns Allowed.
The track, which also features the singer’s daughter and rap star Drake, shows copious footage of people grieving following gun-related violence as well as a snippet from a speech given by President Barack Obama on the issue of gun control.
Here are a few of the song’s lyrics:
Money makes a man, and that’s a crime
If we all were rich, we’d spend more time
With our daughters and sons, they’re losing their minds
We all feel hurt, here’s mine… hear me now
No guns are allowed in here tonight
We’re gonna have a free for all, no fight
I wanna get lost in the crowd in here tonight
I need to hear my thoughts, turn the music up loud
Let the music play, me no want no more gunplay
When the bodies hit the ground, there’s nothing left to say
We don’t want to see more innocent blood she’d
We don’t want to more youth dead (come hear me now)
The video ends with a very serious looking Snoop Lion looking somber while a voice says, “this is not a black or white thing, it’s a right or wrong thing.”
The erstwhile Snoop Dogg is no stranger to gun controversy, having once been arrested for marijuana and gun possession.