Snoop Dogg Shocks Fans with Smoke-Free Declaration
Snoop Dogg announced his latest project was to 'give up smoke.' Now everybody is confused.
According to USA Today, iconic rapper and entrepreneur Snoop Dogg caught fans off guard with a recent social media announcement on Nov. 16 that declared his decision to give up smoking marijuana. The revelation, conveyed in a black-and-white Instagram post, left fans wondering what has happened.
Snoop Dogg wrote, “After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time.”
In the accompanying caption he emphasized the decision, stating simply, “I’m giving up smoke.”
The “Gin and Juice” rapper didn’t explain his decision.
Snoop Dogg’s declaration to “give up smoke” puzzled fans, especially following his joint product launch with Martha Stewart called “Best Buds Bags.” A social media user, @nicholaszazula, highlighted what seemed to be a contradiction, commenting, “Didn’t he announce he stopped smoking 20 mins ago?”
Snoop clarified to hip-hop music magazine The Source that the limited-edition crossbody bag is tailored to his preferences, boasting secret stash pockets designed for his favorite herbs.
Despite the public proclamation, Snoop Dogg’s ties to the world of marijuana are evident in his involvement in the cannabis industry. From his renowned weed line, Leafs by Snoop, to his participation in the cannabis investment fund Casa Verde, the rapper is a prominent figure in the culture.
Even after his surprising announcement last month, Snoop employed the lit candles on his birthday cake to reignite a joint onstage at a Los Angeles benefit show co-hosted by Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. The enthusiastic endorsement from Reilly and the audience underscored Snoop Dogg’s unapologetic and enduring connection with cannabis culture. “That’s what I’m talking about,” Reilly exclaimed, capturing the essence of Snoop’s presence in the marijuana industry.
T-Pain, who recently collaborated with Snoop Dogg on the music video for “That’s How We Ballin,” issued a disclaimer on X (formerly Twitter), noting that the video was filmed before Snoop quit smoking.
T-Pain offered words of encouragement to the California rapper, writing, “Stay strong, Unc #support.”