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Snoop Dogg slams "Roots," "12 Years a Slave"

Recording artist Snoop Dogg speaks on stage at the Snoop Dogg Keynote during the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 20, 2015, in Austin, Texas.

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Snoop Dogg thinks Hollywood has played out slavery.

The rapper called for a boycott against History's revival of the iconic TV show, "Roots."

He said in an explicit video on Instagram, ""How the f*** they gonna put 'Roots' on Memorial Day? They gonna just keep beating that s*** in our heads of how they did us, huh? I don't understand America. They just want to keep showing the abuse that we took hundreds and hundreds of years ago. But, guess what? We taking the same abuse [now]. Think about that part."

He continued and said he'd like to see more positive portrayals of black people instead.

"When y'all gonna make one f***ing series about the success that black folks is having? The only success we have is 'Roots' and '12 Years a Slave' and s*** like that, huh? F*** y'all. I ain't watchin that s***. F*** them television shows. Let's create our own s*** based on today, how we live and how we inspire people today. Black is what's real."

You can watch the explicit video here.

The "Roots" reboot, a revisit to the 1977 series, features Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Anika Noni Rose, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anna Paquin, Matthew William Goode and T.I. It airs on History at 9 p.m. Monday.

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