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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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Abysinnian Daughter of Zion    


526 days ago

Abysinnian Daughter of Zion    

Some of you on here sound real ignorant. Only JAH know the content of a man's heart. Some of you want to make it tribal,because he's from America. You sound and behave like babylon! Technally speaking it was HIS Imperial Majesty who liberated JA with the truth. RASTA is a assimilation of the Nazarite order that comes from Africa. It's for all Hebrew kindred. Know your history, fire bun you lost sheep.

526 days ago

Abysinnian Daughter of Zion    

What ever religion or path a man choose's his heart and mind should always be dedicated and committed to the Most High God.

526 days ago


This guy is a fake Rasta! Illuminati and will burn!

512 days ago


I think if Snoop has any sense he'll seek out either Twelve Tribes, Nyabinghi Order, or Ethiopian World Federation, spend some time in a real Rasta fellowship, preferably one that is primarily American Rastas who aren't looking to exploit or be exploited. Jamaicans have a tendency to demand tribute, and he could have held off on some of the self promotion mixed with the whole Rasta thing. He's from Long Beach which is full of Trini, African-American, Chicanos, and Whites who rally around the Red Gold and Green. I'd love to see him jam with HR and whats left of Sublime on the same stage.

262 days ago
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