Uncle Snoop He is letting people know not to tamper with his name.
The West Coast rap legend has moved to take legal action against the creators of the 2021 holiday sensation that has swept the Internet.
According to the New York Post, the “Gin and Juice” rapper is suing the company behind Snoop on the Stoop, an unauthorized hip-hop version of the Elf on the Shelf series.
Instead of the eccentric white dwarf, made famous from the 2005 children’s book, this doll is made in the image and likeness of Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus.
The doll is currently being sold by several online retailers, who have all put their spin on the doll, as the rapper smokes sharply, wearing his signature ’90s braids with jingle bells at the bottom (instead of bobos), shadows, and a green elf suits.
The 50-year-old rapper has taken to social media to distance himself from the products.
“I have no connection with the SNOOP ON A STOOP product and will be taking legal action against whoever makes it and anyone selling it.
One of the companies that received notice from “Dogfather” was MuckyChris. “I was contacted by Snoop’s lawyers and I immediately removed all Snoop references from my website within a day,” said Chris Milnes, owner of the 3D figurine and owner of the doll manufacturer.
The posts say it’s “unclear” whether MuckyChris has actually sold Snoop elves or has no more because he stopped selling them following the legal threat.
Milnes claims he was the first to come up with the concept and that other companies have nibbled on its unauthorized appearance.
Adam the Creator, who created a book called “Roll up… it’s Snoop on the Stoop ® A Hood Tradition,” put a sign logo on his product. Some versions, sold by Sitabuy.com, come in green and purple versions. Some people have made Christmas cookies based on the character. One copy, sold by callingstars.com, has a hemp leaf hanging around his neck.
Popular retail website Etsy mostly sells dolls for $29 but with prices up to $99.
“What happened next was not of my making. Apparently, scam companies using my photos flooded social media with ads and took orders. I also placed a request to see what happens. 100% scam from China based companies. They take orders. And they disappear with your money within a week,” he said.
Sportskeeda says Milnes launched and began selling the dolls in November (although they posted a photo from October 2020 of the owner and a large version of the doll) and they come in two sizes: 16-inch for $99.99 and 32-inch for $199.99. .
Social media reveals that the Snoop on the Stoop phenomenon has been going on since 2019.
More stories from our partners:
‘This Is How You Use Your Platform Right’: Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and More Call for Peace After Drakeo’s Murderous Stabbing of Governor
“Shad Khan…going the most experienced path” | Jaguar to interview Todd Bowles and Jim Caldwell for head coach position
How a Detroit woman found a way to get rid of an all-day stay at the hair salon