Renowned rapper Snoop Dogg, known for his iconic love of marijuana, has recently shocked fans by announcing his decision to quit smoking weed. Despite being synonymous with the cannabis culture and having a reputation as an avid smoker, the 52-year-old artist, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., revealed this unexpected turn of events.
Known for his laid-back demeanour and distinctive musical style, Snoop Dogg has been a vocal advocate for the consumption of cannabis throughout his career. However, it seems the rapper is now making a significant lifestyle change. Even though there was a time when he claimed to smoke between 75 and 150 joints a day, Snoop has now decided to part ways with his longtime companion – the ‘smoke.’
The revelation comes after a series of social media posts that hinted at Snoop Dogg’s decision. In a recent Instagram post on November 16, the artist shared a striking black and white image of himself accompanied by a signed statement. The statement, which was both concise and impactful, read: “After much consideration and conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time.”
This unexpected news has left fans surprised, as many had assumed that Snoop Dogg’s association with marijuana was a permanent fixture of his persona. The rapper’s previous statements about the frequency of his smoking habit, including the clarification of a false claim that he smoked up to 150 joints a day, had only reinforced this perception.
Following the announcement, Snoop received an outpouring of support from fans and friends on social media. Many expressed their fond memories of sharing a joint with the artist, while others congratulated him on what they acknowledged must be a challenging decision. One Instagram user wrote, “Smoking a blunt with U wayyyy back in the day is one of my favourite memories… I’m happy for U Snoop!!!” Another fan commented on the post, recognising Snoop Dogg’s enduring talent and encouraging him to move forward without being defined by a cultural habit.
In a subsequent post, Snoop shared another image of himself with the caption “Respect my privacy,” and although he disabled comments on this particular post, fans continued to flood it with messages of support, with the image garnering over one million likes.
As Snoop Dogg embarks on this unexpected journey of giving up smoking, the music world and his fans will undoubtedly be watching closely to see how this significant lifestyle change unfolds for the iconic rapper.