Snoop Dogg joined calls for the U.S. women’s national soccer team to earn the same pay as their “sorry ass” male counterparts off the heels of their fourth World Cup championship win.
“Food for thought. Shout out to the USA Women’s Soccer Team for their fourth World Cup, but what I want to talk about is they only get $90,000 per player, but the men — if they win, they get $500,000 per player,” the rapper said in a video shared on Instagram on Monday.
“Sorry ass f–king men from the U.S. team may never win sh-t, ain’t ever win sh-t, can’t even get out the f–king first round,” he continued. “Man, pay them ladies, man. Pay the girls what they’re worth.”
“The women should be getting $500,000 per athlete. Snoop Dogg says so,” he also said. “Yeah, I’m rocking with that. Them girls have won four World Cups and $90,000? Man, please. Play them $500,000 a piece.”
His comments are just the latest in a growing list of celebrities and lawmakers who have called for the women’s national soccer team to be paid as much as the men’s team.
In a recent letter to Carlos Cordeiro, the president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, 50 members of Congress expressed their disapproval with what they called “the inequities in pay, publicity, and investment” the women’s team has endured and called for them to earn equal pay.
The congressional members – which included Democratic Reps. Ihlan Omar, Deb HaalandDebra HaalandBipartisan House duo unveils amendment to block Iran strike without Congress’s approval Native American groups press Congress to rescind Wounded Knee medals Democrat Ilhan Omar announces bill tackling school lunch debt shaming MORE, Ted LieuTed W. LieuYoung Turks reporter tricks Steve King into tweeting about ‘A Few Good Men’ villain Veterans groups hand out USS John McCain shirts on National Mall during Trump speech #RainonTrumpsParade trends on Twitter for July 4 speech MORE and Sharice DavidsSharice DavidsFormer US attorney announces Senate bid in Kansas Number of openly LGBTQ elected officials rose nearly 25 percent since 2018: report Lawmakers urge young women to run for office at DC conference MORE – pointed out in the letter how the “women’s income is just 38 percent of men’s income.”
They went on to note that the disparity in pay was “particularly questionable” given the fact that the women’s games have “generated more total revenue than U.S. Men’s games over the last three years.”
“In fact, from 2016 to 2018,” they added, “women’s games generated approximately $50.8 million in revenue compared with $49.9 million for the men’s team.”