The days of Snoop Dogg lashing out at Donald Trump appear to be behind him. On Tuesday (January 19), the former president issued pardons or commutations to 143 people, including Lil Wayne, Kodak Black and Death Row Records co-founder Michael “Harry-O” Harris.
To make this possible, Snoop had been quietly working with his former producer Weldon Angelos and activist Alice Johnson — who both received pardons from Trump in the past — to help spring Harris from prison seven years early. On Friday (January 22), Uncle Snoop shared a photo of himself with Harris in the studio both looking noticeably happy.
“Welcome home big o,” he wrote in the caption. “Bossangelos boss bac home wit da dogg. Thank u @realdonaldtrump.”
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Harris, who helped found the iconic Hip Hop label alongside the currently incarcerated Suge Knight, was convicted of attempted murder and kidnapping in 1988. While behind bars, the 58-year-old has reportedly reinvented himself as an activist and is pushing for prison reform.
The former executive learned he was granted clemency at Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution in California on Tuesday. Angelos shared the news via Instagram shortly after the news broke, writing, “Happy to announce that Harry O, co-founder of @deathrowrecords is coming home today thanks to myself, @snoopdogg, @alicemariefree (the 3 amigos).
“Harry O is coming home. A big win for hip hop. Other supporters include @vanjones68 @mchammer and many more.”
In a statement to the New York Post, Snoop praised Trump and his administration for the gesture.
“I love what they did,” he said. “That’s great work for the president and his team on the way out. They did some great work while they was in there and they did some great work on their way out. Let them know that I love what they did. It is amazing what the work of God can actually bring to life to make people understand that there is a God.”