Music legends Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog showed support for the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike on Friday. They, along with Snoop’s label Death Row Records, sponsored the popular Yeastie Boys food truck, which parked in front of the Paramount lot, and provided bagels to picketing writers.
Owner Evan Fox says this is the third time celebrities brought Yeastie Boys to the picket lines since the strike began on May 2. Previous sponsors included comedian Larry David and producer Jeff Schafer, along with actor Nick Kroll and the cast of the animated series Big Mouth.
Dre and Snoop also rescheduled their June show at the Hollywood Bowl to show solidarity with the WGA strike. Snoop announced via Instagram that the performance will take place on October 20 and 21.
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