KU apologizes for controversial Late Night performance by Snoop Dogg

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In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 photo, rapper Snoop Dogg performs during Late Night in the Phog, Kansas’ annual NCAA college basketball kickoff, at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. (Nick Krug/The Lawrence Journal-World via AP)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WDAF)  — The University of Kansas is apologizing after a performance by Snoop Dogg garnered mixed reviews from fans at Late Night in the Phog.

This comes after the rapper brought out strippers, used a fake gun to shoot money with his face, and used profanity during the performance.

Late Night is a KU pre-season tradition that happens every season at Allen Fieldhouse, with skits from the basketball team, performances by the KU pep band and high-profile performers.

Director of Athletics Jeff Long says the school asked for a family-friendly version of Snoop Dogg’s typical performance, and personally apologized for the incident.

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

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