Snoop Dogg Stands in Solidarity with WGA & SAG-AFTRA Strikes, Cancels Hollywood Bowl Shows

In just four months, Snoop Dogg’s landmark debut album, Doggystyle, will celebrate its 30th anniversary. However, the Grammy-nominated West

Snoop Dogg Stands in Solidarity with WGA & SAG-AFTRA Strikes, Cancels Hollywood Bowl Shows

In just four months, Snoop Dogg’s landmark debut album, Doggystyle, will celebrate its 30th anniversary. However, the Grammy-nominated West Coast rap legend has announced the cancellation of his two previously scheduled Hollywood Bowl shows in light of the ongoing industry strike.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday (July 25), the rapper and actor expressed regret over the situation. “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,” he wrote.

Snoop Dogg’s decision reflects his solidarity with the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) during this challenging period. Both organizations are currently on strike, demanding fair treatment and better conditions for their members, leading to the postponement of the originally scheduled shows from June 27-28 to October 20-21.

The WGA’s strike commenced on May 1 after failed negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), resulting in the largest walkout in 15 years. Shortly after, on a rare note, SAG-AFTRA also joined the strike, marking the first “double strike” in over six decades.

Among their demands are a more significant share of streaming residuals, improved job security for writers, larger writers’ rooms, and limitations on the use of AI in screenwriting and background acting.

Snoop Dogg’s career has transcended music, as he has been actively involved in films and television since 1998’s Half Baked. In 2019, he gained acclaim for his role in the award-winning comedy biopic, Dolemite Is My Name. As the strike continues, he remains hopeful for a resolution that will allow everyone to get back to work and celebrate the anniversary of his iconic album at a later date.

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