Snoop Dogg responds to KU performance backlash
Coming off of the backlash from
rap superstar Snoop Dogg isn't backing down from his act.
The concert, which was after the Jayhawk men's basketball team scrimmaged on Oct. 4, featured dancers on poles, money guns and profanity. KU athletics director Jeff Long issued a statement to apologize for the performance, saying, "we made it clear to the entertainers’ managers that we expected a clean version of the show."
Snoop Dogg appeared on The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday and
the rapper said he thinks the performance was received well inside of Allen Fieldhouse and only became an issue after it started gaining public attention.
"I think it was more the publicity of what I did," Snoop Dogg told Stern, according to TMZ. "They had to cover it up. And, I respect them, and I wasn't going to put no smut on their name and say they did anything wrong because they invited me to come do what I do.
"And, when you pay for Snoop Dogg, you going to get Snoop Dogg."
The 16-time Grammy nominee denied being asked to leave KU after his performance ended. He said overall, he enjoyed coming to Lawrence.
"I had the time of my life," Snoop Dogg said on the show, via TMZ. "I enjoyed myself, hung out with the basketball teams."
KU head men's basketball coach Bill Self left during the performance, claiming he wasn't feeling well and that he stayed for a couple of songs. He said afterwards that he expected a radio-friendly of Snoop Dogg's set.
"Regardless of the entertainment it provided me, it was still not the right way to provide the entertainment," Self said.
“We apologize to anyone who was offended by the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night," Long said in the rest of his statement. "I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting all the details of the performance and offer my personal apology to those who were offended. We strive to create a family atmosphere at Kansas and fell short of that this evening.”