Hip-hop artist and business mogul Snoop Dogg has announced that he will vote for the very first time in his life in November because he wants to use his vote to help cast out President Donald Trump.
Snoop said he never voted before because he was under the mistaken impression he couldn’t do so due to his past felonies, WJBF reported.
But since the 48-year-old’s criminal record has been expunged, he can indeed vote.
“For many years it had me brainwashed thinking that you couldn’t vote because you had a criminal record,” Snoop said during an interview with Big Boy on the Real 92.3.
Snoop has gun and drug convictions dating back to his high school years but said his record has been expunged.
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“I ain’t never voted a day in my life, but this year I think I’m gonna get out and vote cause I can’t stand to see this punk in office one more year,” he added.
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Snoop also said he thinks it’s time to take action and rid the White House of Trump.
“Definitely, ’cause we got to make a difference. I can’t talk about it and not be about it,” he said, according to Page Six. “I can’t tell you to do it then you don’t go do it. Everybody know I’m a front-liner. I ain’t gonna tell you to do something I didn’t do.”
The rights of former felons to vote has been an issue for the past several years. Various states have moved to allow former felons who have completed their sentences and probations to be able to vote. Still, according to the ACLU, approximately 5.85 million Americans with felony (and in several states, misdemeanor) convictions are prevented from voting.