Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre were scheduled to perform at the Hollywood Bowl later this month, however, they’ve announced that the shows are postponed. The two performances were set for June 27-28, and intended to celebrate the 30-year-anniversary of Snoop Dogg’s iconic Doggystyle album. According to sources, the artists didn’t feel right about performing amid the Writers Guild of America strike. The shows have now been rescheduled for October 20-21.
The two rappers also showed their support for the striking workers by sending food trucks to Paramount Studios earlier today. A sign on one truck read, “Bagels sponsored by Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.” The sign also states, “We stand in solidarity with the unions and are hopeful that the AMPTP will negotiate fair deals as soon as possible and everyone can get back to work.”
Artists Show Support For The WGA
Earlier this month, Snoop shared how he supports the strike, suggesting that artists on streaming platforms should do the same. “[Artists] need to figure it out the same way the writers are figuring it out,” he explained, “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.” He added, “That’s the main gripe with a lot of us artists is that we do major numbers. But it don’t add up to the money. Like, where the f*ck is the money?”
Various other big names have supported the WGA strike, including Lil Wayne, Drew Barrymore, Pete Davidson, and more. Last week, Lil Wayne showed his support for the WGA by sending a burger truck to feed the striking workers. Davidson brought pizza to the strikers earlier this month, while Barrymore stepped down from hosting the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards. She said, “Everything we celebrate and honor about movies and television is born out of their creation. And until a solution is reached, I am choosing to wait but I’ll be watching from home.” MTV supported for her decision, claiming to “have full respect for” her choice to pull out.