The issue of #EqualPay has been a huge topic in regards to the U.S. women’s national soccer team, who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation in March. Fans chanted “Equal pay” after the team won the World Cup on July 7, and the chants continued at the victory parade in New York city Wednesday, led by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Throughout their efforts, many have supported the USWNT in their fight for change, from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to Hilary Clinton. Among them is rapper Snoop Dogg, who was outspoken about his demand for equality via Instagram.
Snoop says he disapproves of the disparity between the male and female players:
“Shout out to the USA womens soccer team for winning their fourth World Cup, but what I want to talk about is they only get $90,000 per player but the men get $500,000 per player. The sorry ass f—ing men from the U.S. soccer team, they ain’t ever won s—, ain’t gonna ever win s—, can’t get out the f—ing first round.”
“Pay them ladies! Pay them girls what they worth. The women should be getting $500,000 per athlete. Snoop Dogg says so.”
The rapper and business man is an advocate for social change. He even founded his own youth football league, the Snoop Youth Football League, to help young people in tough neighborhoods through the sports of both football and cheerleading. His team was the subject of a docuseries on Netflix, Coach Snoop.