Snoop Dogg made headlines recently when he announced that he's putting an end to his long-time association with "smoke."
Despite being widely known for his legendary smoking prowess and even hiring a full-time blunt roller, Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., has revealed that he's quitting marijuana.
This revelation has taken many of his fans by surprise, as they had come to expect that the 52-year-old rapper would forever be associated with weed.
Back in 2022, Snoop had set the record straight about his smoking habits when Renegade Prianha claimed to be his "personal blunt roller" and suggested that he smoked between 75 and 150 joints daily.
Snoop promptly corrected the statement by sharing a video showing just nine roaches, which, although substantial, was a far cry from his past consumption.
In a throwback to 2013, Snoop had claimed on social media (then known as Twitter) that he had smoked a whopping 81 blunts in a single day. However, he has now made the decision to completely quit the "smoke" lifestyle.
He took to Instagram on November 16th to post a black-and-white picture of himself alongside a signed statement, which reads: "After much consideration and conversation with my family, I've decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time."
Snoop was inundated with comments from both fans and friends.
An Instagram user left a comment that said: "Smoking a blunt with U wayyyy back in the day is one of my favorite memories… I'm happy for U Snoop!!!"
Someone else wrote: "Congratulations. I'm sure this is difficult. And it's part of your brand and I'm sure you enjoyed it.
"But your extraordinary talent isn't hindered or expanded by the absence or a presence of this cultural habit.
"You are bigger than smoke. You always have been. Onward! Best wishes. e. #icon."
In a subsequent post, Snoop posted a picture of himself staring directly into the camera.
The caption simply states: "Respect my privacy."
While the musician has disabled comments on this particular post, his fans have still flocked to show their support, resulting in the image amassing over one million likes.