Snoop Dogg Rejected by Harvard

“If an extraterrestrial can get some Ivy League love,” Mr. Dogg must be wondering, “then why can’t a pimp”?

Snoop Dogg Deal Falls Through (Harvard Crimson)

Snoop Dogg will be taking his “Gin and Juice” somewhere else.

The rapper had been in negotiations with the Harvard Concert Commission (HCC) to perform on campus May 1, but the concert has been cancelled due in part to financial considerations, Undergraduate Council (UC) President Matthew J. Glazer ̢۪06 announced yesterday.

“Due to many unavoidable obstacles, including financial considerations, the UC and the HCC have decided not to move forward with plans to bring Snoop Dogg to Harvard,” Glazer said.

He said that unanticipated security costs and delays made it impossible for the plans to be finalized in time.

But, according to CBS News, money may only be half the story:

Snoop Snubbed By Harvard

Some Harvard students had objected to the appearance, citing lyrics on Snoop Dogg’s latest album about slapping women to keep them under control.

In “R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece,” the song “Can You Control Yo Hoe” includes the line “If she won’t do what you say, why aren’t you slapping her?”

One wonders whether these complaints — in the aftermath of the Larry Summers fiasco — had a larger impact than they otherwise would have. After all, as the Washington Post reports, the president is trying extra hard to make amends: “You know, universities like ours were structured in their basic structure many years ago, and it’s probably an exaggeration but not too much of one to say that they were designed by men for men.”

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Robert Garcia Tagorda
About Robert Garcia Tagorda
Robert blogged prolifically at OTB from November 2004 to August 2005, when career demands took him in a different direction. He graduated summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and earned his Master in Public Policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Comments

  1. wavemaker says:

    Summers is speaking like he’s trying too hard.

    Not that I’m an enemy of free speech, but I’d be more impressed with the Harvard kids if they changed their mind just cuz of Snoop’s content. I’m disappointed that they’d invite him in the first place.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Snoop Dogg is playing Cornell University’s infamous Slope Day festival on the last day of classes, so he hasn’t been entirely snubbed by the Ivy League.

  3. Jeremy says:

    This had to be done…from Gizoogle.com:

    “If an extratizzle can git some Ivy League love ,” Mr. Dogg must be wonder’n, “thizzay why can’t a pimp”?

    Snoop Diznogg Deal Falls Through ( Harvard Crimson )

    Snoop Dizzy will be straight trippin’ his “Gin n Juice” somewhere else.

    The rappa had been in negotizzles wit tha Harvard Concert Commission (HCC) ta perform on campus May 1, but tha concert has been cancelled due in pizzy ta financial considerizzles Undergraduate Council (UC) President Matthew J fo my bling bling. Brotha ’06 announced yesterday.

    “Due ta many unavoidable obstacles, includ’n financial considerizzle tha UC n tha HCC have decided not ta mizzle forward wit plans ta bring Snoop Dizzle ta Harvard,” Killa said . Holla!.

    He said tizzle unanticipated security costs n delays mizzy it impossible fo` tha plans ta be finalized in time.

    Bizzle accord’n ta CBS News, money may only be hizzle tha story:

    Snoop Snubbed By Harvard

    Some Harvard students had objected ta tha appearance, cit’n lyrics on Snoop Dogg’s latest album `bout slapp’n bitchez ta keep them brotha control n shit.

    In “R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta) n we out: The Masterpizzle tha sizzong “izzle You Control Yo Hoe” includes tha line “If she won’t do what you say, why aren’t you blingin’ ha?”

    One crazy ass nigga killa these complaints — in tha aftermath of tha Larry Pusha fiasco — had a larga impact than they otherwise would have. Afta all, as tha Washington Pizzle reports, tha president is cruisin’ extra hard ta makes amends . Death row 187 4 life: “You kniznow, univizzles like ours were structured in they basic structure many years ago, n it’s probably an exaggizzles but not too mizzuch of one ta say thiznat they were designed by men fo` men.”