Renowned American rapper and actor, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, famously known as Snoop Dogg, has made headlines by announcing his decision to quit smoking. The 52-year-old artist, who candidly revealed his initiation into smoking at the age of 18 during an exclusive preview of Martha Stewart’s iHeartRadio podcast in 2022, cited thoughtful consideration and discussions with his family as the driving forces behind this significant lifestyle change.
Taking to his X account (formerly Twitter) on Thursday, Snoop Dogg emphasized the importance of respecting his privacy during this transitional period. In his post, he stated, “After much consideration and conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time.”
I’m giving up smoke. pic.twitter.com/DDVl9Syixw— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) November 16, 2023
This surprising revelation has stirred considerable attention, with Snoop Dogg’s tweet garnering over 22.5 million views. Fans, however, have expressed skepticism and humor in response to the announcement. Some speculated that it might be part of a viral campaign for the rapper to launch his own line of vapes or edibles, while others humorously questioned the timing, reminding fellow followers that it wasn’t April Fool’s Day. The comment section featured playful remarks, including a video of the rapper sharing a cigarette with his security, accompanied by the caption, “No one dared reject a smoke, Snoop Dogg.”
Snoop Dogg’s decision to quit smoking marks a significant departure from his well-known affinity for cannabis. The rapper rose to fame in 1992 and has since sold millions of albums worldwide, earning numerous accolades, including an American Music Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and 17 Grammy Award nominations.