Hip-Hop legend Snoop Dogg, has said that he is giving up smoking. Snoop Dogg, who has built a public persona around his copious narcotics intake made the surprise announcement on social media, stating that he made the decision after much consideration & conversations with his family.
“After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time,” he posted on instagram,external and X app.
Others reacted with disbelief.
“Today isn’t April Fools day Snoop,” said one.
“Snoop without smoke is like earth without water,” added another.
Ro Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley, commented: “No more BBQ at uncle’s… the grill is off for the season.”
Some fans speculated that the post was part of a marketing stunt for his cannabis company Leafs By Snoop. Over the years, his lyrics have contained multiple references to the habit.
“We gon’ smoke an ounce to this,” he rapped on his solo single Gin And Juice. The Dr Dre collaboration The Next Episode – which opened the Super Bowl half-time show in 2022 – carried the observation: “Smoke weed every day.“
He, however, did not specify what form of smoking he was stopping, or even whether he was serious.