University of Kansas issues apology after Snoop Dogg’s performance

University of Kansas issues apology after Snoop Dogg’s performance

October 13, 2019 12 By Stanley Isaacs


The University of Kansas was forced to issue an apology after Snoop Dogg put on a raucous performance Friday night that featured pole dancers  Performing at the end of ‘Late Night in the Phog,’ a preseason celebration following scrimmages by the men’s and women’s basketball teams, the rapper put on a bawdy show at Allen Fieldhouse that included pole dancers and profanity   Videos from the evening showed Snoop performing fellow rapper, Akon’s hit ‘I Wanna F**k You’ Snoop, who is featured on the song, is seen in multiple videos using a cash cannon while one of the women danced on a pole directly in front of him  He is then seen using the cannon to send fake money flying into the audience. Snoop Dogg caused a bit of a fuss over his performance at the University of Kansas on Friday The rapper is seen walking onto the basketball court next to a pole dancer  The University was forced to issue an apology after Snoop put on a raucous performance that featured pole dancers (left and right)  Videos from the evening showed Snoop performing fellow rapper, Akon’s hit ‘I Wanna F**k You’ Snoop brought at least four pole dancers with him to perform Friday night They were all dressed in blue and white Snoop was seen sporting the university’s colors as he performed in front hundreds of students The performance drew a lot of criticism, with some people finding it ‘offensive’, which prompted Kansas athletic director Jeff Long to issue an apology for not vetting the show ‘We apologize to anyone who was offended by the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night,’ the statement begins  ‘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 ‘ RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Saints linebacker Demario Davis is fined $7,000 by the NFL Inmate, 39, convicted of murder when he was 16 will walk. Share this article Share ‘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 ‘ Snoop met with players from both teams before taking the court for the show, during which he sprayed both benches with fake money bearing his face    Snoop met with players from both teams before taking the court for the show, during which he sprayed both benches with fake money bearing his face He also posted for a photo with head coach Bill Self  After the show, Snoop posed for photos with some of the dancers (pictured)  Despite posing for photos with the rapper (file image), Self said the show was not what he expected ‘That’s not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all,’ he said One photo shows the rapper posing with head coach Bill Self The photo was shared by the Kansas Basketball Twitter account with the caption: ‘I C O N I C ‘ Despite posing for photos with the rapper, Self said the show was not what he expected ‘That’s not the direction that anybody at our school would want that to go at all,’ he told ESPN  ‘Regardless of the entertainment that it provided many, it was still not the right way to provide the entertainment ‘Scrutiny over the event comes on the heels of Kansas receiving a notice of allegations from the NCAA last month that cited major violations in the men’s basketball program and lesser violations regarding the football program Self was charged with head coach responsibility violations. The school was charged with lack of institutional control  Three Level I violations – the most severe under NCAA rules – are alleged against the men’s basketball team, and the football team faces Level II allegations Self, who won an NCAA title at the school in 2008 among his three Final Four seasons, could face an NCAA suspension of one season or more The Jayhawks were among the schools that were mentioned in the FBI’s investigation into corruption in the sport that led to the arrest of 10 people, including four assistant coaches, in September 2017