IMG_4771The rapper’s new video for “Lavender” has drawn widespread criticism and some support.

Rap great Snoop Dogg has drawn controversy for appearing to shoot US President Donald Trump in a new video that also takes aim at police brutality.

Snoop Dogg, an early figure in California gangsta rap who had mellowed in recent years, this week released a video for “Lavender” in which most actors are clowns.

One clown is unmistakably Trump, sporting bouffant hair and a red tie that dangles below the waist as he gesticulates wildly at the podium of “The Clown House.”

The clown — named Ronald Klump — puts his hands up as if under arrest as Snoop Dogg draws a pistol, with a flag popping out that says “Bang!”