The blunt statement ranks high on news you’d never expect from the chronically blazed MC.
Snoop Dogg performs on stage at The OVO Hydro on March 16, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Since the day he rolled into our lives in 1992 on Dr. Dre’s debut solo single, “Deep Cover,” Snoop Dogg has been laser focused on two things: bars and blunts. The famously high like every single day rapper, 52, shocked the world on Thursday (Nov. 17) when he made the most unexpected statement possible: he’s going to kick-y his sticky icky habit to the curb.
See latest videos, charts and news
See latest videos, charts and news
“After much consideration and conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke,” Snoop posted to his socials. At press time there was no additional information on Snoop’s alleged sinsemilla cessation kick, and it was unclear if his dope holiday referred to just inhaling or if the Leafs By Snoop cannabis brand owner will trade his bountiful many-blunts-per-day count with edibles, tinctures or other weed-delivery methods.
In a nod to the seriousness of the nugs news, Snoop added, “please respect my privacy at this time,” alongside a photo of the glassy-eyed MC making prayer hands.
The post came as a shock to fans who are used to the sight of Snoop burning one — or 5 — blunts during his live shows, appearing on late night in a clearly buzzed state, or blunting the reality of fellow celebs like Ed Sheeran, who recently told Conan O’Brien that the D-O-G-G smoked him out so hard once that he “couldn’t see.”
Some fans were skeptical of the news, with one writing, “this is probably just gonna be some viral campaign where he launches his own line of vapes or edibles or something,” another adding, “today isn’t April Fools day Snoop” and a third bravely promising, “don’t worry Snoop, we your disciples will carry on your legacies… we’ll smoke on your behalf… stay strong for us.”
Snoop’s brand has been associated with his weed intake for so long it’s hard to imagine him doing junkets without his skunk. But in an interview with the Daily Mail earlier this year, Snoop hinted that becoming a grandfather may have “changed” him in several ways. “The main way is being concerned with how I live, how I move, the kind of people I’m associated with, because I want to see my grandkids grow old,” he said. “The only way I can do that is to take precautionary steps as far as how I move, who I hang out with, where I go out, my intake… I just don’t want to do this to my body anymore. I want to survive.”
At press time a spokesperson for Snoop had not responded to Billboard‘s request for additional information on the rapper’s statement.
Some of Snoop’s cheeba chums gave him props for his decisions, including Sean Paul (“Big Up mi bredda Snoop. I’ll keep it blazin’ in your honor 2nite”) and Meek Mill, who said he plans to follow Snoop’s herb holiday path. “Ima go to Dubai and completely stop smoking … ima follow snoop, my doctor said I got a lil bit emphysema in a chest if I don’t stop smoking it cuts my lifeline in half, I was addicted to the nicotine and this new weed got too many chemicals and too risky to play with my mental!” Meek tweeted.
See Snoop’s post and celeb reaction below.
Ima go to Dubai and completely stop smoking … ima follow snoop, my doctor said I got a lil bit emphysema in a chest if I don’t stop smoking it cuts my lifeline in half, I was addicted to the nicotine and this new weed got too many chemicals and too risky to play with my mental! https://t.co/NYAJ9BzJ6e
— MeekMill (@MeekMill) November 16, 2023
Get weekly rundowns straight to your inbox