Do you guys remember when History Channel aired that special about Game of Thrones’ proper place in the history books? No? That’s because it didn’t happen, since Game of Thrones is fantastical fiction, not reality. But Grammy-nominated rapper Snoop Dogg may not be fully aware of that. Blame it on the Sansa-milla, I guess.
The dread-headed Snoop Dogg was being interviewed by the New York Post about his new album Bush, and he was asked about his enjoyment of the hit HBO series, given his input on the second Game of Thrones mixtape. His answer was kind of strange.
When they asked me to do the track, I was more than honored because I’m truly a fan of the show. I would have done it for free, but they gave me some money on top of it, so I was like, ‘Fuck it, let’s do it!’ I watch it for historic reasons, to try and understand what this world was based on before I got here. I like to know how we got from there to here, and the similarities between then and now.
Now, to be fair, Westeros is a place where there is no Internet, no mobile devices, and no automobiles. So in that regard, it’s certainly a series that takes place “in the past,” as it were. But it’s also a place where dragons eat people and people sit on a wall watching out for ancient beings wielding ice swords, so it’s not like Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin was poring over historical texts for direct inspiration for his myriad characters.
To his credit, though, Snoop takes a second to explain his views a little further. When the Post asked what parallels he drew between the fictional world and the real world, here’s what he answered.
That kings still rule and a bitch fucked everything up, in every situation!
Wiser words never spoken. Oh, okay, so there have been plenty of wiser words spoken, even by Snoop Dogg himself. (“I put some bubbles in the tub so I can take a bubble bath.”) But at least Snoop understands that the world has always been a pretty shitty place when kings and bitches were the main people ruling society. Below, you can check out his song from the Game of Thrones mixtape, “Lannisters Anthem.”
Snoop Dogg is putting together his own HBO series that is actually based on a real time in the past: Los Angeles in the 1980s. Don’t be surprised if you see a flying Peter Dinklage though.