Kansas Athletic Director apologizes for Snoop Dogg’s performance at basketball kick-off event

Written by on October 5, 2019

Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long apologized for Snoop Dogg’s performance at a late-night basketball event at the college’s gymnasium, as the rapper sang unedited versions of some his most popular songs and utilized female dancers with poles.

Over 16,000 fans attended the “Late Night in the Phog” gathering at one of the nation’s most storied and successful programs and heard songs from Snoop such as “Gin and Juice,” “The Next Episode”  and “Drop it Like It’s Hot”.

Long said he didn’t expect inappropriate material from the star, however at Allen Fieldhouse.

“We apologize to anyone who was offended by the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night,” Long said. “We made it clear to the entertainers’ manager 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 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.”

The night’s events proved to be a temporary distraction from a continuing issue as the program recently received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA over alleged big rules violations.

Coach Bill Self said the basketball program will continue on despite the controversy, however.

“I’ve never felt that we could have more support from an administration than we do here at Kansas. I’ve never felt we could have more support from an athletics department than we do at Kansas. We have the best fans in the world and I never felt we could have more support from our fans than we do here at the University of Kansas.”Self said.

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