AceShowbiz - Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre have shown their solidarity to the writers strike. In support of the striking writers, the "Gin and Juice" rapper and the "I Need a Doctor" spitter sent food trucks and gave free bagels to those protesting.
The two musicians were revealed in a video published by TMZ on Friday, June 2 to have sponsored free food for the writers striking at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. The clip showed a food truck and a note that read, "Bagels sponsored by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre."
In that same note, Snoop and Dre also expressed their hope for the Writers Guild of America by writing, "We stand in solidarity with the unions and are hopeful that the AMPTP will negotiate fair deals as soon as possible." The twosome added, "And everyone can get back to work."
Their support for the WGA came after Snoop announced the postponement of his and Dre's "Doggystyle" 30th anniversary concert in Hollywood Bowl. They have pushed back the dates of their shows from June 27 and 28 to October 20 and 21.
On Friday, June 2, Snoop made use of his Instagram account to share the video announcement. In the caption of the post, he began by writing, "DOGGYSTYLE 30th ANNIVERSARY POSTPONEMENT." He continued, "Due to the ongoing WGA strike and the DGA and SAG/AFTRA negotiations, we have decided to postpone the shows scheduled for June 27 and June 28 at the Hollywood Bowl."
On the reason behind the postponement, the hip-hop artist explained, "We stand in solidarity with the unions and are hopeful that the AMPTP will negotiate fair deals as soon as possible and everybody can get back to work." He further revealed, "New dates are now October 20 and 21, 2023."
This was not the first time Snoop showed his support for the writers strike. On May 3, he voiced his solidarity during a panel. "[Artists] need to figure it out the same way the writers are figuring it out," he stated. "The writers are striking because [of] streaming, they can't get paid. Because when it's on the platform, it's not like in the box office. I don't understand how the f**k you get paid off of that s**t."