The strikes by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA will last as long as they do, and Snoop Dogg is supporting them, whether he has to or not. On Tuesday, the rapper posted on Instagram that he is cancelling two upcoming shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The shows were meant to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his Doggystyle record.
“We regret to inform you that due to the ongoing strike and the uncertainty of when this will be over, we need to cancel the Hollywood Bowl show,” wrote Snoop, 51, in a statement shared on the social media platform.
An Instagram post by Snoop Dogg:
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Snoop Dog has canceled his hollywood show in support of the SAG-AFTRA strike! pic.twitter.com/0CQ4whVSKp
— 🏁 (@concertleaks) July 25, 2023
Even though Snoop has been in many movies and TV shows in the past, it’s not clear how the strikes could affect his gigs since they don’t affect musicians or songwriters. But when the WGA strike started, he had to change the dates of the Hollywood Bowl shows from June 27 and 28 to October 20 and 21.
“Due to the ongoing WGA strike and the DGA and SAG/AFTRA negotiations, we have decided to postpone the shows,” he said on Instagram last month. “We stand with the unions and hope that fair deals can be reached as soon as possible so everyone can return to work.”
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Snoop is on tour in North America and has planned shows all summer. No one knows if he will cancel any more events or choose not to do the Hollywood Bowl shows because they were in L.A., where a lot of the TV and movie business is done.
Shortly after the WGA strike started, Snoop spoke at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles about helping writers. He compared the problems of screenwriters and musicians.
“It’s an exciting time, but streaming got to get their s— together ’cause I don’t understand how you get paid off of that s—,” he said at the time. “Can someone explain to me how you can get a billion streams and not get a million dollars? That s— don’t make sense to me.”
“I just want to speak to that in the music industry. That’s f—ed up, and we need to find a way to figure that out,” continued Snoop. “The writers are striking because streaming. They can’t get paid!”
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