I KNEW this was going to happen! Basically, and honestly, nobody really was rocking with Snoop Lion. Keep it real. People rolled with it, but a LOT of people quietly looked at it as a way for Snoop to get some renewed press. Last year, he dumped the name Snoop Dog as somebody in Jamaica anointed him as SNOOP LION. Then he did a DVD, an album and conversion to the Rastafari religion. But did he? Here is what TMZ is reporting. Folks are threatening Snoop!
Snoop Lion, nee Snoop Dogg, has done the seemingly impossible -- pissed off a bunch of ganja smoking Rastafarians -- who claim he lied about becoming a Rasta just to make a movie and sell records ... and now they're threatening to sue.
Bunny Wailer -- an original member of Bob Marley and the Wailers -- tells TMZ he's heated about the docu-film "Reincarnated" ... which documented Snoop's immersion in the Rasta culture as he recorded his first reggae album in Jamaica last year.
Wailer claims Snoop has engaged in "outright fraudulent use of Rastafari Community's personalities and symbolism" -- and has failed to meet "contractual, moral and verbal commitments."
And it's not just Bunny who feels burned -- leaders of something called the Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council (aka Rastafari Millennium Council) -- fired of a 7-page demand letter to Snoop.
In the docs they claim to have made it clear to Snoop that "smoking weed and loving Bob Marley and reggae music is not what defines the Rastafari Indigenous Culture!"
Bottom line ... they want Snoop to stop using the name "Lion" ... pay up the "financial and moral support" they claim he committed, and issue a public apology.
If Snoop refuses -- FIRE WILL BUN FI HIM!! Or in layman's terms ... they're gonna sue his ass. We called Snoop for comment, and so far no word back.
And now, something to help everyone chill ...
They keep us talking, but if we stop talking about them then they should worry! -illseed.
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