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Snoop Dogg Cancels 30th Anniversary Of ‘Doggystyle’ In Solidarity With WGA, SAG-AFTRA Strikes

The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes have entered an indefinite state, and Snoop Dogg is standing in solidarity—whether compelled or not.

The rapper took to Instagram on Tuesday to announce the cancellation of two upcoming shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, which were meant to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his Doggystyle album. He expressed this decision in support of those affected by the ongoing strikes.

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“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,” shared Snoop, 51, in a statement posted on the social media platform.

 

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Continuing, he added, “We continue to stand in solidarity with all of our brothers and sisters in the WGA and SAG/AFTRA during this difficult time and remain hopeful that the AMPTP will come back to the negotiating table with a REAL proposal, and we can all get back to work.”

The Writers Guild of America, representing over 1,000 entertainment writers across film, television, news, and online media, initiated the strike in May after the deadline for a new contract passed without ratification.

Similarly, SAG-AFTRA, the union comprising the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, commenced its strike earlier this month following unsuccessful contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

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While the strikes don’t directly involve musicians or songwriters, it remains uncertain how Snoop’s concerts could be affected. Nevertheless, after the WGA strike commenced, he rescheduled the Hollywood Bowl shows from their initial dates on 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 explained on Instagram last month. “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.”

Snoop Dogg is presently on a North American tour with shows scheduled throughout the summer. It’s unknown whether he will cancel any other concerts, or if the decision not to perform the Hollywood Bowl shows was due to their Los Angeles location—where much of the TV and film industry operates.

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Shortly after the WGA strike’s commencement, Snoop spoke in support of writers at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, drawing comparisons between screenwriters’ and songwriters’ concerns.

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“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 stated 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,” Snoop emphasized. “The writers are striking because of streaming. They can’t get paid!”

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