Snoop Dogg declares he will no longer smoke.
The rapper, actor, and media personality—whose reputation is strongly associated with marijuana use—shared a startling message with followers on Instagram on Thursday.
“After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke,” said the message. “Please respect my privacy at this time.”
The 52-year-old Snoop reaffirmed his resolve with the statement, “I’m giving up smoke.”
Fans quickly began wondering about whether rapper Snoop is being serious or kidding after he made his declaration. Others questioned if he was using the message to reveal his intentions to transition to edibles or other cannabis products, or even to start a new line of non-smoking goods like vapes.
“Have I missed anything? Are you okay, Snoop?” one Instagram user asked. “It’s not credible that you write this,” says another.
“It’s most of Snoops image, but sobriety is never wrong,” said another commenter.
A request for response from his team has not yet been answered.
Snoop has made no secret of his penchant for smoking over his career. Additionally, he has told tales about his experiences getting stoned with a few other musicians, such as Ed Sheeran, Matthew McConaughey, and Willie Nelson.
The “Gin and Juice” rapper spoke about a moment when he had to summon his producing abilities when Pharrell Williams unintentionally went too high in the studio, leaving Snoop alone with the renowned Stevie Wonder, in an October Rolling Stone cover story interview.
“I have a ton of [my best studio sessions]. One that comes to mind for me is the time that Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, and I spent in the studio. We light up. Snoop remembered, “We in a little-ass room,” joining Latto in the chat. “Pharrell smoked secondhand smoke and got high.” Stevie is in the studio now, and Pharrell isn’t being shady.”
Wonder was unsure about “what to do,” as Snoop put it. “I’m like, ‘Pharrell, produce this n—-.’ This n—-‘s so high, he leaves Stevie in the booth and don’t give him no direction.”
Snoop was unsure about what to do next. “I’m attempting to give Stevie instructions. I have no idea what the f— I should do. He said to the publication, “I’m not a producer.” “I told the n—-, ‘Just play anything.’”
The two managed to get some useful footage somehow. “After we were done, Pharrell stole every nice sh*t he had played. Because he was singing, playing the harmonica, and s—, and it worked well,” Snoop said.