We know Dr. Dre’s pockets are significantly lighter these days than they were before agreeing to pay his ex-wife $100 million dollars to have her lawyer lose his lawyer’s number. But that doesn’t mean Dre doesn’t have enough pennies left in his war chest to sic his team on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for using the beat from Still D.R.E. in a laughably earnest self-promotional video she posted, presumably to highlight her tiresome efforts to secure enough votes to elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House. According to TMZ, “in the video, you see her walking around and feeling herself — even taking a call from “DT” at one point.” Unfortunately for her, but fortunately for us, she wasn’t “feeling herself” in a sexy way, so Dre wasn’t impressed, telling TMZ he doesn’t “license [his] music to politicians, especially someone as divisive and hateful as this one.” To put it more succinctly; she ugly.
On the inside, of course! Her face is a whole other ballgame (tragic wiffleball accident, I fear). Variety reports:
Dr. Dre has made his feelings known about Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) using his song “Still D.R.E.” as the soundtrack for a new video in which she celebrates her part in helping get Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) finally elected as speaker of the House — and, not surprisingly, he didn’t mince words.
“I don’t license my music to politicians, especially someone as divisive and hateful as this one,” the superstar producer told TMZ Monday morning.
Greene’s self-promotional video immediately became the subject of derision when she posted it earlier Monday morning, with the political website Mediaite calling it “bizarre” and saying it “left many scratching their heads.” The video starts with slow-motion video of her triumphantly walking through the halls of Congress as the familiar opening chords of the D.R.E./Snoop Dogg classic kick in. The video eventually includes shots taken on the House floor of Greene appearing to text with “DT” — aka Donald Trump — in her attempts to influence Republican holdouts who were refusing to vote for McCarthy as a four-day stalemate continued.
TMZ adds that Dre got his lawyers involved, and they threatened MTG with legal action, as well as sending a copyright infringement takedown notice to Twitter.
I’d show you the video, but it’s currently disabled for violating Dre’s Bitches Ain’t Shit code. But here’s what you’re missing.
Even before Greene’s first triumphant appearance in the video, it begins with a shot of a sign bearing the words “There are two genders, male and female!,” a subject that Greene apparently considers germane to the fight for the speaker’s gavel. Much of the rest of the nearly two-minute video consists of slo-mo footage of the politician getting into elevators, riding elevators and getting out of elevators, all set to Dr. Dre’s suspenseful music. The video ends with a news announcer remarking upon how Greene rushed down to take a selfie with McCarthy following his victory speech, a selfie that “may have been his first act as speaker.”
Again, I personally don’t want to run afoul of Dre’s BAS code, which honestly is about as confusing and impossible to navigate as Jefferson’s Manual for the 117th Congress. So I can’t share Marjorie’s video. But here’s what happens when Free Speech meets Capitalism meets Capital Riots Insurrectionist (presumed).
It’s time to begin.. and they can’t stop what’s coming. pic.twitter.com/NoCNg3ujAT
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) January 9, 2023
Only Twitter literally stopped what was supposed to come so… Anyway, last time I checked, bitches are still allowed to share images that have been publicly posted, so here’s the selfie that the entirety of our legislative branch worked so hard to achieve. Codifying a barely functioning House of Representatives was merely the icing on the cake.
I wonder how many of those Trump NFT trading cards she had to buy to get him to return her call. But then again, DT is the only freak who wets his pants with excitement when he sees that the calls are coming from inside of the house. They’re perfect for each other.
Pic: Matt Crossick/Empics