On Friday night, Kansas athletic director Jeff Long found himself apologizing after a performance from hip hop artist Snoop Dogg.
Long’s apology came after the concert included pole dancers, profanity and Snoop Dogg shooting a money gun full of fake $100 dollar bills featuring his face over the team bench areas.
Long and head coach Bill Self said they expected a watered-down version of Snoop Dogg’s usual performances – but received something much different.
Here’s the apology from Long, via ESPN:
“We apologize for the Snoop Dogg performance at Late Night. 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.”
Snoop Dogg donned a No. 20 Kansas jersey and played for around 35 minutes. The program received heavy criticism for the concert, especially considering recent allegations.
Kansas faces five NCAA Level I violations, including lack of institutional control. The university’s ties with Adidas have also come into question.
Maybe lavish rap concert wasn’t the best idea.
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