What a dog!
Rapper Snoop Dogg revealed he hasn’t given up smoking weed – he’s just partnering with a smoke-free fire pit.
“I have an announcement, I’m quitting smoking,” the rapper, born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., darkly said in a brand new interview Advertising on Instagram. “I know what you’re thinking: ‘Snoop Smoke is kind of your thing.'”
But I’m done with it. “I’m done with the coughing and the smelly smell of my clothes,” the “Gin and Juice” wordsmith continued.
“I’m going smoke-free,” Snoop, 52, concludes. “Solo Stove makes fire. They remove the smoke. Clever.”
The video, posted on Monday, has received nearly 2 million likes and hundreds of comments praising the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” singer for his marketing genius.
“You just saw the power of marketing and advertising at literally the HIGHEST level,” one fan shouted with joy.
“You got me bro,” a second person laughed. “Marketing GENIUS.”
“Marketing levels over 9 million,” a third user chuckled.
Some fans reportedly felt betrayed by the singer after he revealed that he didn’t actually quit smoking weed.
“Damn, I quit for no reason,” one user complained.
“Damn Snoop… used the only thing that was your staple. That people knew you because… and used it to promote an oven,” one user said. “Screw cannabis culture, right? I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed. This is awesome.”
One user tried to reason with those who felt betrayed.
“To everyone who says Snoop cheated on us: At no point did he say he didn’t quit smoking weed,” the user reasoned. “What if he posted his announcement and then this ad deal came about?”
“Even if he still smokes, to everyone who has been inspired to quit smoking, do it for you anyway,” they continued. “You’re worth it. If an entire fireplace can become smoke-free, so can you.”
Snoop’s follow-up ad comes just days after the “Gin and Juice” singer announced he was “quitting smoking.”
“After much thought and discussion with my family, I have decided to quit smoking,” Snoop wrote in an Instagram caption next to it is a photo of him praying.
“Please respect my privacy at this time.”
At the time, it was assumed that the artist gave up his favorite activity to spend more time with his family and grandchildren.
Snoop and his wife Shante Broadus, who have been married since 1997, have three children, sons Cordé, 29, and Cordell, 26, and daughter Cori, 24, while the “Doggyland” singer has another son with his ex Laurie , Julian, Holmond shares.
Through his children, the “Riders on the Storm” artist is the grandfather of nine grandchildren.
The music icon once told it Daily Mail that being a grandfather has changed me.
“The most important way is to think about how I live, how I move, what people I associate with, because I want to see my grandchildren grow old,” he said. “The only way to achieve this is to take precautions in the way I move, who I’m with, where I go out, what I eat, what I eat? “