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Snoop Lion


by Bunny Wailer & Rastas

1/23/2013 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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 off 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 ...  


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I really don't care about a bunch of greasy singers that haven't showered in years.

600 days ago


whos SHARTS smell worse , Bunny Wailer or AL ROKER ????

600 days ago

Jeron McCall    

Fake pimp, now fake Rasta. What happened to just being yourself?

600 days ago


Sounds kind of like extortion. I really don't care if he's a "Real" rasta or a fake one. It's not some ultra exclusive club, it's a religion, and only Snoop knows where his heart is at.

600 days ago

Duany Duany    

Ok I give up.

Exactly how much ganja does Snoop have to smoke in order to pass Bunny Wailer's 'righteous dread' litmus test?

Have the Rastafarians adopted the black equivalent of 'the righteous white conservative' litmus test used by Faux News, ******gers and Republicans to keep their ranks in the 'peachy pink' band of the color spectrum?

600 days ago


Bunny Wailer is the man! Snoop is a poser!

Read about Bunny before you talk **** about Rastas!

He is by far the last of the TRUE kings of Rasta Music!

Snoop is a thug wanna be and should apologize to Bunny! Snoop does not sleep on the Rock Stone, but in a multi-million dollar crib!

To the most I!!

600 days ago


Snoop just likes to get stoned. All the other stuff is fake.

600 days ago


Who really cares????

600 days ago


Get back with dre, snoop. Your reggae sucks.

600 days ago


he mistaking being a pot head to represent rastafari culture to funny.

600 days ago



600 days ago


Fire bun na fila fake di pon punk assi bomboclat

600 days ago


None of you know what Rastafari is about..the reason why bunny wailer is upset is because money isn't the most important thing. All of you would know that if the government ever exposed reggae music to the people instead of saying it doesn't fit "supply and demand" all people wanna hear is ridiculous rap music which is all about money which is why snoop dog is a materialistic punk who lives on silver and gold. Herbs to the Rastas is used for consciousness snoop uses it because he's your average stoner. You people who wrote negative comments on here about Rastas, bunny wailer, and "people who haven't showered singing music " you discust me and are the reason why people have bad views on Rastas...burn DEM!!

600 days ago

Ivan in Phoenix    

Does anybody you TMZ goofs 'call' or 'reach out to' ever respond or do you jagoffs just include that line to sound like real reporters?

600 days ago


I blame bush and the 1%

600 days ago
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