Renowned rapper Snoop Dogg, known for his extensive use of cannabis, has appealed for privacy following his announcement that he is quitting smoking.
The decision, which surprised many, came after discussions with family members. Snoop shared a serious selfie on Thursday night, emphasizing the importance of respecting his privacy during this significant change.
While some fans expressed concern over his unexpected decision, others offered encouragement and well wishes for his health.
Snoop’s public declaration aligns with recent comments he made about reducing his smoking and cannabis usage for the sake of his children and grandchildren.
“Being a grandfather has changed me in multiple ways,” the rap icon said while speaking to the publication.
“The main way is being concerned with how I live, how I move, the kind of people I’m associated with because I want to see my grandkids grow old.”
Snoop continued: “The only way I can do that is to take precautionary steps as far as how I move, who I hang out with, where I go out, my intake, what am I intaking?”
Following his announcement, Snoop Dogg, a father of four, has received an outpouring of support from his family. His son, Cordell Broadus, shared Snoop’s statement on Instagram, expressing his decision to give up smoking as well. Shante Broadus, Snoop’s wife of over 25 years, also shared the post on her story, reinforcing the family’s united front.
Snoop Dogg now joins a list of celebrities who initially endorsed marijuana but later decided to quit. In 2022, Lady Gaga proudly admitted to stopping smoking after extensively using weed during the creation of her album Chromatica.
“It was the most bizarre, beautiful thing that could have happened. This music actually healed me,” she said in an interview with Apple Music.
Miley Cyrus, once an advocate for the therapeutic benefits of weed, altered her stance after undergoing vocal cord surgery. Now prioritizing clarity for optimal performance and articulate discussions about her music.
Snoop Dogg, a familiar face in such announcements, declared his departure from marijuana use. In 2002, he famously vowed to quit cannabis permanently, only to relapse shortly thereafter.
By 2014, he admitted to smoking approximately 80 cannabis blunts daily but emphasized his reluctance to encourage his children to adopt the habit.