Responding to Bunny Wailer‘s claims to TMZ that his religious conversion to Rastafarianism is nothing more than gimmicky opportunism and cultural appropriation at play, Snoop Lion elaborated on his fallout with the reggae legend to Rolling Stone magazine:
In the film, you and Bunny Wailer seem to get along well. Why has there been this 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.
Would it be meaningful for you to have a conversation directly with him? 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, “Fuck that nigga. Bitch-ass nigga.” I’m still a gangsta – don’t get it fucked up. I’m growing to a man, so as a man, do I wanna revert back to my old ways and fuck this nigga up, or move forward, shine with the light? It’s nothing. I’ve been hit before.
Snoop Dogg Attends The 2013 MTV Movie Awards