Is it obvious to anyone else that Vladimir Putin has “Hit Em Up” on loop?

In the wake of Russia declaring its support of Crimea’s referendum, the Obama administration issued 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials with sanctions.

Putin’s top aide, Vladislav Surkov (pictured above), laughed off the notice for timeout with a real N*gga alert:

The only things that interest me in the US are Tupac Shakur, Allen Ginsberg, and Jackson Pollock. I don’t need a visa to access their work. I lose nothing. 

But the taunting did not stop at rap references. 

Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin (@DRogozin), took to twitter to let the Obama Administration know what he really thinks of his sanctions.

So Russian officials like Tupac? Hmmm… Guess that really does mean Tupac’s back?

For the details on all of the sanctions imposed, check here.