Rapper Snoop Dogg called for a boycott of the new Roots miniseries in an expletive-filled Instagram post.
"Roots" paints a historical portrait of American slavery, focusing on the journey of one family and their will to survive and to carry on their legacy despite hardship.
"I'm sick of this shit. How the fuck are they going to put Roots on, on Memorial Day?" the rapper said.
"They going to just to keep beating that shit into our heads about how they did us, huh? I ain't watching that shit, and I advise you motherfuckers as real niggas like myself; fuck them television shows," the rapper added.
"Let's create our own shit based on today, how we live and how we inspire people today. Black is what's real. Fuck that old shit."
"Roots" stars Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anika Noni Rose, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Matthew Goode, Mekhi Phifer, James Purefoy, Regé-Jean Page and Malachi Kirby.
Based on African-American writer Alex Haley’s 1976 bestseller, "Roots: The Saga of an American Family", the original miniseries aired in 1977.
The miniseries and the novel portrays Haley’s family lineage, kicking off with his ancestor Kunte Kinte in Gambia.
HISTORY premiered it on Memorial Day, Momday, May 30, as part of a four-night, eight-hour event series developed by HISTORY, from A+E Studios.