News: Snoop Dogg Throws Aaron Hernandez A Bone, Receives Nasty Fan Backlash
Monday, Jul 8, 2013 7:09AM
West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg has raised a few eyebrows these past few days after publicly showing support for jailed former New England Patriots star Aaaron Hernandez.
Despite the NFL free agent being charged with felony charges like murder, Snoop has stepped forward to big up Hernandez.
Snoop Dogg or Snoop Lion or Snoop Doggy Dogg or whatever he's calling himself these days sent a message of support for Aaron Hernandez on Thursday night. "Keep ya head up," Snoop wrote on Instagram. "We prayn 4 ya." Snoop included a picture of himself posing with Hernandez, presumably during better days for the former New England Patriots tight end. (USA Today)
His support immediately received backlash from various fans.
"Praying that he rots in hell!", one follower wrote about Hernandez; while another said, "u should be praying for the family of the homie who got murdered! F**k Aaron Hernandez." One simply called Snoop a "Dumb a**" for his comment; while another went on a tirade aimed at Hernandez, saying, "You're a waste of man and talent!! Now your daughter is gonna have to be raised by another man while you sit away in a cell." (Star Pulse)
Last week, Snoop's pal Game bashed the NFL player when asked about him in an on-street interview.
A "Blood" tattoo on your hand doesn't make you a Blood ... so says bona fide Blood member The Game, who tells TMZ Aaron Hernandez is definitely not a member of his beloved street gang. Game was leaving Tru in Hollywood last night -- with TWO giant gold chains around his neck -- when we asked the rapper behind the hits, "It's Okay (One Blood)" and "Red Nation" how he felt about the former New England Patriots star's connection to the Bloods. "Aaron Hernandez ain't no Blood man ... n**ga killed his sister's husband, what the f**k??" Game says there is a way for Aaron to BECOME a Blood -- but it involves being "packed out" by the rapper and his crew. (TMZ)
As Hernandez remains behind bars, Patriots fans have swarmed to local New England shops to exchange his jersey.
Fans of the New England Patriots rushed to trade in jerseys bearing the name of former tight end Aaron Hernandez, who is being held without bail at Bristol County Jail on charges of first-degree murder. On Wednesday, the team issued a statement announcing that over the weekend the Pro Shop at Gillette Stadium would offer fans the opportunity to trade in the disgraced player's jersey for that of another player on the team. (NBC News)