Snoop Dogg, the renowned hip-hop artist and entrepreneur, surprised fans with an announcement on social media that he is giving up smoking.
In a black-and-white post shared on Thursday, the rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, stated, “After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time.” He reiterated his decision in the caption, simply stating, “I’m giving up smoke.”
While some fans, including Queen Latifah, expressed support in the comments, others questioned the sincerity of Snoop’s decision. Actor Lamorne Morris humorously inquired, “Define… smoke,” and @ambie02 asked, “Is it April Fool’s Day?”
T-Pain, who recently collaborated with Snoop Dogg on the music video for “That’s How We Ballin,” clarified on X (formerly Twitter): “This video was filmed before @SnoopDogg stopped smoking,” acknowledging that Snoop is seen smoking in portions of the 6½-minute video. T-Pain added, “Stay strong Unc #support.”
Snoop Dogg, known for his prominent association with marijuana, did not specify the type of smoking he was giving up or clarify if the announcement was a serious lifestyle change. Some fans speculated that it could be a marketing stunt for his cannabis company, Leafs By Snoop, while others expressed disbelief.
Ironically, the rapper’s announcement comes days after he signed a collaboration deal with vape manufacturer Ispire Technology. The deal is part of the latter’s five-year exclusive manufacturing and supply agreement with Hempacco.
Ispire will handle manufacturing and quality control of Hempacco’s vaping hardware, while Hempacco will lease filling machines from Ispire, becoming a preferred vape-filling partner. The collaboration’s initial focus is the launch of ‘Dogg lbs,’ a THCA vape collection endorsed by Snoop Dogg.
Snoop Dogg’s long-documented cannabis intake has been a recurring theme in his music and interviews since his debut on Dr. Dre’s 1992 album, “The Chronic.” Over the years, his lyrics have frequently referenced his marijuana habits, and in 2013, he revealed to GQ magazine that he was smoking 80 cannabis joints a day. The artist founded Leafs By Snoop two years later, specializing in cannabis strains, concentrates, flowers, and edibles.
Fans offered various perspectives on Snoop’s decision to quit, suggesting health considerations or a shift to alternative forms of cannabis consumption. Some empathized with the challenges of such a transition, citing personal experiences and health benefits.
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