Snoop Dogg on 'Late Night' performance at KU: 'They invited me to come do what I do'

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KWCH) Tuesday, October 9, 2019

Snoop Dogg addressed his performance at KU"s "Late Night at the Phog." Unlike university officials, he's not apologizing.

TMZ reports Snoop talked about the event on the Howard Stern Show and said the audience loved his performance - which included pole dancers, a money gun and profanity.

"I had the time of my life. I enjoyed myself, hung out with the basketball teams."

Snoop said he was shocked after the school issued statements saying his camp had assured them his performance would be more family-friendly. Still, he says he's not mad.

"I respect them, and I wasn't gonna put no smut on their name and say they did anything wrong because they invited me to come do what I do," said Snoop. "And, when you pay for Snoop Dogg, you gon' get Snoop Dogg."

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Friday, October 5, 2019

The Kansas Jayhawks men's and women's basketball teams took part in the annual preseason showcase and scrimmage at Allen Fieldhouse Friday night. A legendary hip hop artist stole the show.

The celebration for the upcoming season, "Late Night at the Phog," has its share of fun, but a performance by Snoop Dogg provided more than KU Athletic Department officials and KU Head Men's Basketball Coach Bill Self expected.

Snoop's performance featured pole dancers (but no stripping) a money gun, and uncensored song lyrics. (KWCH posted the video without audio on social media due to profanity, to view the original version click here.


"I didn't know that there was going to be anything like that," Self told KUSports.com. "I was told this was radio edited and everything else. So I guess you don't have visuals on radio. I learned that tonight."

While most of the crowd in attendance did appear to enjoy the performance, the athletic department issued an apology to anyone who may have been offended by the post-scrimmage show.

“We apologize to anyone who was offended by the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night,” said Director of Athletics Jeff Long in a written statement. “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. I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting all the details of the performance and offer my personal apology to those who were offended. We strive to create a family atmosphere at Kansas and fell short of that this evening.”