If you are wondering why Dr. Dre is trending on this Monday morning, well … sadly it has nothing to do with another album dropping or some new collaboration with Eminem or Snoop.
Instead, it has everything to do with Georgie congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Well, Greene got this going when she put out what can best be described as a … hype video … Monday showing clips of Kevin McCarthy finally being voted in as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Those were looped over the beat track from Dre’s “Still D.R.E”.
Greene’s caption above the video read, “It’s time to begin … and they can’t stop what’s coming.”
It’s time to begin.. and they can’t stop what’s coming. pic.twitter.com/NoCNg3ujAT — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) January 9, 2023
Whatever the point of the video, a lot of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg fans were not feeling it on social media with many tagging the duo asking if Greene had permission to use their music.
“Hopefully what’s coming is a lawsuit from Dr. Dre,” The USA Singers responded to Greene’s video.
“It’s really gross that you appropriate Black rap culture to imply that you are some sort of gangster … when you pal around with neo-Nazis and rant about critical race theory,” another responded.
“I’m sure you DO NOT have permission to use this music,” another responded. “There’s a zero percent chance that @dre and @SnoopDogg want a chick who is buds with a white supremacist the likes of Nick Fuentes using their music.”
And there were a lot of responses like that. There were a few, though, that supported Greene.
“Good,” another responded. “Now if the republicans actually get some done …. Lost trust in both parties.”
“You look Powerful,” another responded. “Keep up the good work and God Speed!”
Dr. Dre hasn’t been active on Twitter since before last year’s Super Bowl, but Snoop Dogg is. It will be interesting to see if they respond to all the fans tagging them, and if they comment on whether Greene has permission to use their music.
(On NPR, they reported that Greene did not obtain the proper licenses to use the music from the artist(s).)