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Snoop Lion

Rejected

by Bunny Wailer & Rastas

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

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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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46.

emme    

He went to Long Beach Poly and was a skinny breaker....fake rasta...

547 days ago
47.

Drizzz.    

Der a rat in me kitchen, what am I gonna do? Der a rat in me kitchen, what am I gonna do? Am gonna fix dat rat dats what I'm gonna do! I'm gonna fix dat rat.

547 days ago
48.

james g    

More like snoop lying

547 days ago
49.

EL GABACHO LOCO    

HOW BOUT THAT.... NOW...

547 days ago
50.

EL GABACHO LOCO    

my boys in kingston are no fools... they do not uphold satan and his henchmen http://a1.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/23/63ef2df140dd425bb7b72104cc4516c0/l.jpg

547 days ago
51.

Fat Matt    

HAHA! Good. I'm glad they called this poseur on his bulls h i t. Rasta is a religious movement not some publicity stunt drummed up and pitched to a bunch of record company execs. Way to go Bunny!

547 days ago
52.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Nothing worse than a phony, disrespectful, undignified Rasta. Bumba-clot!

547 days ago
53.

Georgie    

couldn't stop looking at bob marley in the video. he has an aura

547 days ago
54.

Bro. Keith "X" Hudson    

I fault the Rasta, for being naive. They should've done a background check. Instead of being infatuated with his celebrity status. This snitch got caught with a gun while on parole. And the great Johnnie Cochrane did a commercial, stating: Get caught with a gun, while on parole, and even I can't get you out!! The only way you get taken fast, is you're up to no good!! Game, recognize game, and Snoop capitalized on the Rasta's!

547 days ago
55.

Steevo    

The Video on You Tube entitled Snoop Lyon by the Killer Country Band is Right On track. Bunny Wailer defiantly heard the lyrics to this Song. Snoop is my favorite Rapper but, Marketing people put tons of pressure on artists to Re-Invent themselves.
Steevo, Bob Marley and Snoop Dog Fan

547 days ago
56.

monique    

this guy acts all gangster and **** but when he's put behind bars he's the 1st one bailed out, WTF!

547 days ago
57.

BB not bb    

Rastas are insane. I think that is what weed does to your mind. First they are always against THE MAN. Then they want to sue over their image. Ha aha ha.


Snoop is a clown and is shctick. Maybe he isn't a real rasta and doesn't get their culture other than the pot smoking, but why are they so angry at a fan? If they were so cool and mellow, you would think that they would just laugh it off.


Maybe they think he is up to something more sinister. I didn't know rastas had such a great image to begin with.

547 days ago
58.

jamapac    

An Coming obviously you own the patent on ignorance. You know nothing about rastafarianism. Coming from someone who belongs to a culture where they eat far worse than cow dung.

547 days ago
59.

Riddim    

Snoop should have stayed away from Reggae and the Rastafari and done a Ska record instead. That would have been more up his alley.

547 days ago
60.

MissJJ2012    

He will ALWAYS be Snoop Dogg to me!!!

547 days ago
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