Snoop Dogg said he'd quit smoking weed 20 years ago for heartwarming reason
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The marijuana-loving Snoop Dogg may have fooled the world with a publicity stunt, but he has previously declared he would genuinely quit smoking weed.
In a move that no one could believe, last week the California rapper seemed to announce that he would be giving up weed.
Sharing a black and white image of himself on Instagram alongside a signed statement, it appeared ditching the drug was a difficult decision.
The statement read: "After much consideration and conversation with my family, I've decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time."
Fans quickly took to social media to raise questions about the rapper’s health or whether he was set to release his own brand of marijuana-infused treats. While others were supportive of the decision, some were frustrated with the world’s seemingly greatest weed ambassador parting ways with the drug.
But it seems Snoop had the last laugh as he released a video today (November 20) clarifying what he meant with the statement.
In the clip, he says: "I have an announcement. I'm giving up smoke. I know what you're thinking, 'Snoop? Smoke is kinda your whole thing?'
"But I'm done with it. I'm done with [...] my clothes smelling all sticky icky. I'm going smokeless. Solo Stove fixed fire, they take out the smoke, clever."
Personally, I think whoever works in their marketing department deserves a raise for the stunt that captivated the world.
But much to fan’s surprise, this isn't the first time Snoop has toyed with the idea of quitting smoke for good.
Back in 2002, the rapper said he was quitting weed and alcohol so he could be a better father to his children.
Snoop made this announcement while on Jimmy Kimmel Live and earlier this year, on the show again, Snoop referenced the decision.
As you can imagine, just like last week, the decision stunned the entertainment world with people questioning the pot-poster boy’s health.
“No, I don’t have lung cancer, and I don’t have throat cancer,” Snoop told MTV following the decision.
“I been smoking weed and drinking every day of my life for the past 10 years, and I just wanted to get high off of life and take a new direction and see what it sounds like and what it looks like from that point of view.”
”I’m also coaching my son’s football team, and being around kids five days a week. I wanted to be inspirational to the kids because they all look up to me.
“And I wanted to give ’em something to look up to, because it is cool to say no to drugs, and that’s what I’m doing right now. I’m 30 years old, and as you get older you get wiser, and that’s what it’s all about.”
One can hope Snoop was still able to be a good role model, though earlier this year he did joke: "I seem to have relapsed" when it came to his weed habits.