Snoop Dogg has left fans scratching their heads with his recent announcement that he’s giving up smoking. The renowned rapper and entrepreneur shared the unexpected news in a black-and-white social media post on Thursday.
His statement, posted on various platforms, declared, “After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time.” The rapper reiterated his decision in the caption, stating, “I’m giving up smoke.”
While supportive messages flooded the comments, with even Queen Latifah expressing her encouragement, some fans couldn’t help but question the sincerity of Snoop’s declaration. Actor Lamorne Morris wittily asked for clarification, commenting, “Define… smoke,” under Snoop’s Instagram post. Meanwhile, @ambie02 skeptically inquired, “Is it April Fool’s Day?”
T-Pain, who recently collaborated with Snoop Dogg on the music video for “That’s How We Ballin,” took to X (formerly Twitter) to clarify that the video was filmed before Snoop’s smoking cessation. Portions of the video still feature Snoop indulging in smoking. T-Pain urged Snoop to “stay strong” and added the hashtag #support.
The timing of Snoop’s announcement raises eyebrows as it follows closely on the heels of his product launch with Martha Stewart—the “Best Buds Bags.” A user on social media, @nicholaszazula, humorously pointed out, “Didn’t he announce he stopped smoking 20 mins ago?”
According to Snoop’s statement to The Source, the limited edition crossbody bag created in collaboration with Martha Stewart features Snoop’s favorite lighter, color, and dime-sized secret stash pockets for his preferred herbs. The duo is also set to debut a collection of lighters next year.
Snoop Dogg, synonymous with marijuana references in his music, is deeply entrenched in the cannabis industry. He has his own branded line of weed, Leafs by Snoop, and has ventured into cannabis investments through Casa Verde. The partnership led to the launch of Snazzle Os, cannabis-infused onion ring chips in collaboration with TSUMo Snacks in 2022.
In a recent Los Angeles benefit show co-hosted by Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, Snoop, known for his affinity for marijuana, used the lit candles on his birthday cake to reignite his joint on stage, drawing cheers and approval from the crowd.
As speculation mounts about the authenticity of Snoop’s smoke-free commitment, fans await further details on this unexpected lifestyle shift.