University of Kansas apologizes for 'not vetting' Snoop Dogg's X-rated performance featuring strippers and pole dancers
Snoop performed fellow rapper Akon's profanity-laced song 'I Wanna F**k You' and was seen using a t-shirt cannon to launch fake cash at one of the pole dancers
The faculty at the University of Kansas was in for a rude awakening on Friday night when a scheduled performance by rapper Snoop Dogg turned out to be a little more R-rated than they had expected.
During the 'Late Night in the Phog', a "pre-season celebration following scrimmages by the men's and women's basketball teams", Snoop turned up with a bevy of pole dancers and started spitting out profanity-laced lyrics. The performance forced the university officials, especially the athletic director, Jedd Long, to issue an apology, reports CNN.
Long, who took full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting the show, said in a statement, "We apologize to anyone who was offended by the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night," adding, "We made it clear to the entertainers' managers that we expected a clean version of the show and took additional steps to communicate to our fans, including moving the artist to the final act of the evening, to ensure that no basketball activities would be missed if anyone did not want to stay for his show."
Expressing that the institution strives to create a family atmosphere at Kansas, and admitting they failed to do that at the performance held at Allen Fieldhouse, he added, "I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting all the details of the performance and offer my personal apology to those who were offended."
In the videos and photos shared by those in attendance, Snoop can be seen performing fellow rapper Akon's raunchy song, 'I Wanna F**k You', during which he uses a t-shirt cannon to launch fake cash at one of the pole dancers dancing in front of him, before turning the cannon on the audience. He also threw fake money at the players from both teams present when he met them at their benches.
Kansas men's basketball coach, Bill Self, who took many photos with Soop at the event, revealed to reporters on Friday that he was caught off-guard by the performance, and that he had assumed it would be "radio-edited." "That's not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all," Self said. "Regardless of the entertainment that it provided many, it was still not the right way to provide the entertainment."
Meanwhile, the coach of the opposing team, Jayhawks, said that he had given the performance a miss because he was feeling under the weather, but he too claimed to have no knowledge that Snoop's performance would turn out to be so scandalous.