American rapper Snoop Dogg, who has been a vocal supporter of marijuana legalization and consumption for decades, has announced that he is quitting smoking. The 50-year-old artist, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, shared the news on his Instagram account on Wednesday, with a simple caption: “I’m giving up smoke.”
Snoop Dogg’s decision to stop smoking comes as a surprise to many of his fans and followers, who have seen him light up joints on stage, on red carpets, and in interviews. He has also invested in several cannabis-related businesses, such as Leafs by Snoop, a line of edibles and strains, and Merry Jane, a media platform for cannabis culture. He once claimed to have a personal blunt roller and smoke 81 joints a day.
Rapper Snoop Dogg silence on the reason to stop smoking
The rapper did not give any specific reason for his change of lifestyle, but some speculate that it may be related to his health, his family, or his faith. In 2018, Snoop Dogg revealed that he was “a born-again Christian” and released his first gospel album, Bible of Love. He also has four children and several grandchildren.
Snoop Dogg‘s announcement has received mixed reactions from the public. Some praised him for his courage and maturity, while others expressed disappointment and disbelief. Some also wondered if he would continue to promote cannabis or change his musical style.
Snoop Dogg has not commented further on his decision to quit smoking. He is currently working on his 20th studio album, which is expected to be released next year.