Snoop Dogg has continued to defend the striking Writers Guild of America (WGA), postponing his L.A. concerts celebrating Doggystyle in solidarity with the embattled Guild.
On Friday (June 2), Tha Doggfather — who was originally scheduled to perform at the Hollywood Bowl on June 27 and June 28 — announced on Instagram that the shows will now take place in October.
“Hollywood Bowl! June 26 and 27, we gotta move that date! Me and Dr. Dre, we stand in solidarity with the writers, so what we’re gonna do, we gonna push it back to October 20 and October 21,” he said in the video.
The accompanying caption also stood in solidarity with the writers. “Due to the ongoing WGA strike and the DGA and SAG/AFTRA negotiations, we have decided to postpone the shows scheduled for June 27 and June 28 at the Hollywood Bowl,” it read. “We stand in solidarity with the unions and are hopeful that the AMPTP will negotiate fair deals as soon as possible and everybody can get back to work.”
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This isn’t the first time that Snoop Dogg has stood in solidarity with the creative guild. Last month, he urged artists to boycott streaming services in response to low payouts following the Writer’s Guild of America strike in Hollywood.
The West Coast legend spoke on a panel alongside his business partner, former Apple Music executive and now Gamma founder Larry Jackson, as well as Variety‘s Shirley Halperin.
“[Artists] need to figure it out the same way the writers are figuring it out,” Snoop said. “The writers are striking because [of] streaming, they can’t get paid. Because when it’s on the platform, it’s not like in the box office.
“I don’t understand how the fuck you get paid off of that shit. Somebody explain to me how you can get a billion streams and not get a million dollars?… That’s the main gripe with a lot of us artists is that we do major numbers… But it don’t add up to the money. Like where the fuck is the money?”
Snoop then took aim at YouTube after Jackson revealed Gamma received just $16,000 from 500 million streams through YouTube Shorts. “YouTube, y’all muthafuckas need to break bread or fake dead!” he barked.