The famous rapper has asked his fans on social media to respect his privacy, although some think he is not serious.
The stoner community has been shaken to the core after OG rapper and marijuana enthusiast Snoop Dogg, 52, dropped a bombshell: He’s breaking away from the green!
On Thursday, the hip hop star, whose legal name is Calvin Broadus, did not go into detail about what kind of smoke he is leaving behind or whether his claims are serious.
“After much consideration and conversation with my family, I decided to quit smoking. Please respect my privacy at this time,” the “Gin and Juice” rapper posted on Instagram and x.
Naturally, Snoop Dogg’s fan base was completely caught off guard by the announcement. The current wave of comments reflects a mix of surprise and doubt, while others offer positive words of encouragement to the famous rapper. Other comments suggest that Snoop Dogg might simply be quitting “smoking” marijuana to give his lungs a break. After all, there are many other ways to “bake.”
“Today is not April Fool’s Day, Snoop,” one person commented.
“He’s moving towards the edible, letting his lungs rest a little, devouring the champion,” said another user.
On a more serious note, one user took Snoop Dogg’s announcement very personally. The user shared a health problem he suffered and suggested that the rapper “take all the time he needs” to make the transition.
“I had a pulmonary embolism last year and also had to quit smoking; so there are more edibles for Edible Dee; But I know how difficult this transition is, especially for someone like you. Take all the time you need.”
Another Instagram user praised the rapper for his bold statement to quit marijuana. Given his empire of shameless marijuana promotion, there’s a good chance the internet is having a hard time processing this change given the countless images of Snoop casually holding a joint. It’s something that has been part of the rapper’s image for decades.
In fact, Snoop Dogg’s career gained popularity after he appeared as a guest on Dr. Dre’s 1992 album, The chronic. The CD cover art was decorated with a marijuana leaf. According hiphopdx, back in 2022, Death Row Records entered the legal marijuana industry under the guidance of Snoop Dogg. An announcement regarding the brand’s launch date was shared on Instagram.
“The courage, the audacity, the ability to announce that you are stopping something that made you SO MUCH money and created a character that you and all of us are also used to is truly extraordinary,” the fan wrote. “As a sober man, I speak for myself and all sober people around the world, welcome to sobriety!!!”
Do you really think Snoop Dogg is going to quit?