By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Snoop Dogg may be embracing the good vibrations as his reggae-loving alter ego Snoop Lion, but he's not mincing words about his collaborator Bunny Wailer. In an interview with Rolling Stone Snoop responds to Bunny's allegations that his music was not a true portrayal of Rasta culture.
Snoop explained the dispute, "I couldn't tell you. To me, it's a miscommunication, and I'm not gonna speak nothing negative because I love him too much. Any relationship, you gotta be able to disagree. The last time I seen him, it was all love, but when I heard the negative remarks, I paid no attention. If I'm gonna be Rasta incorporated, loving energy is the only way I can match his negative energy."
Snoop was asked if he was open to having a conversation with Bunny about the "miscommunication" and he responded, "I mean, it would be meaningful for him to talk to me. He's the one supposedly putting out the negative energy. I coulda said, "F--- that n***a. Bitch-ass n***a." I'm still a gangsta – don't get it f---ed up. I'm growing to a man, so as a man, do I wanna revert back to my old ways and fuck this n***a up, or move forward, shine with the light? It's nothing. I've been hit before."
Despite cosigns from reggae personalities including Rohan Marley, Bob Marley's son, Bunny Wailer went on the record to say that he was not supporting the Dogg's evolution. Wailer told TMZ, that Snoop was guilty of "outright fraudulent use of Rastafari Community's personalities and symbolism" -- and has failed to meet "contractual, moral and verbal commitments."