Hip hop legend Snoop Dogg has rallied for US women soccer team demanding equal pay for them after their World Cup win.
Los Angeles: Hip hop legend Snoop Dogg has rallied for US women soccer team demanding equal pay for them after their World Cup win against the Netherlands last week.
Snoop shared a video on Instagram on Sunday in support of the women's squad, calling out the pay discrepancy that exists between men and women in the sport.
"Shout out to the US women's soccer team for their fourth World Cup," he captioned the post.
"They only get USD 90,000 per player, but the men, if they win it, they get USD 500,000 per player. The sorry a** f*****g men from the US soccer team, they ain't ever won s***, ain't gonna ever win s***, can't get out the f*****g first round. Man, pay them ladies," Snoop said in the video.
Earlier this year, the current members of the US women's soccer team filed a lawsuit against US Soccer Federation, their governing body, alleging years of "institutionalised gender discrimination".
The team is seeking equal pay with their male counterparts, who could not make it to the 2018 World Cup.
Other Hollywood personalities like Ava DuVernay, Regina King, Eva Longoria, Russo Brothers, Ellen DeGeneres and Elizabeth Banks.
DuVernay and King too pushed for the right to equal pay for the women's team.
"Equal pay for exceptionally supreme work is the least these athletes deserve. Anything less is a shame and travesty to their sport.
"With that said, these women have the attention of the world. All eyes on them and their glorious victory! Yas! They. Did. That! #USWMT," the director wrote.
"Congrats to the elite @USWNT on winning your FOURTH World Cup!!! Consistently bringing home the win but not the check. Bittersweet. #USWNT #equalpay," added King.
"Go USA! Congrats to these amazing, fierce, talented, strong women! Thanks for playing like girls! #USAwomenssoccer," Longoria tweeted.
"Best 6 am wake up call... Congrats to the #USWNT on winning the World Cup!" the "Avengers: Endgame" director duo said.
"The US women's soccer team are the world champions! I'm so happy. These women are the best of what our country represents. You're welcome on my show any time. My World Cup runneth over. @USWNT #USA #FIFAWWC," said DeGeneres.
Banks said, "Warriors Thank You @USWNT Congratulations so in awe #USAvNED - lifting us all up."