After receiving backlash from Bunny Wailer (an original member of Bob Marley and the Wailers) over his transformation into Snoop Lion and embracing the Rastafari culture, Snoop Dogg receives support from a family member of the late Bob Marley, his son Rohan.
According to TMZ.com, Rohan says that Bunny has it wrong about the hip-hop legend, saying “Our father’s name should not even be mentioned in this issue because like a true Rasta, he would have embraced Snoop’s reincarnation and welcomed the positivity.”
He continues, “Why condemn a man for his love of Rastafari and Bob Marley? We have been cool with Snoop before his transformation and he will continue to have our blessings and support.”
Bunny and a group called the Rastafari Millennium Council recently went after Snoop, claiming he’s Rasta transformation is a sham. They feel the rapper is using the culture to sell copies of his upcoming reggae album and documentary, Reincarnated.
“[His conversion is] outright fraudulent use of [the] Rastafari Community’s personalities and symbolism,” Bunny said. “[Snoop has failed to meet the] contractual, moral and verbal commitments [of the Rastafarian religion].”