EntertainmentSnoop Dogg's smoke-free revelation: a celebrity's unexpected twist

Snoop Dogg's smoke-free revelation: a celebrity's unexpected twist

Snoop Dogg explains the content of his statement.
Snoop Dogg explains the content of his statement.
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6:57 PM EST, November 20, 2023

In a November post, Snoop Dogg surprised his fans. A closer examination, however, reveals that this shocking proclamation may have a double bottom.

As an undisputed legend of American rap and an international icon of hip-hop culture, Snoop Dogg, is no stranger to fame. His songs are famous around the globe, and he himself has become a bona fide social media celebrity. Over his career, he has been consistently outspoken about his use of marijuana, and this association with joints quickly became not only his trademark, but also a common meme.

Thus, his November 16 statement sent shockwaves through not just his fanbase but the entire internet. He tweeted his decision to quit smoking. With the post reaching an astounding 139 million people on the X platform, formerly known as Twitter, the scale of his popularity was more evident than ever.

"After much consideration & conversation with my family, I've decided to give up smoke. Please respect my privacy at this time" - the artist wrote.

Many were shocked by this revelation, but the majority remained skeptical about the rapper's statement. Fans speculated that Snoop Dogg might not be able to withstand quitting the habit he's been linked with for so long. Others suggested an alternative narrative - a marketing ploy.

Snoop Dogg Plays on Words in a New Advertisement

Many pointed out a potentially significant interpretation of the word 'smoke'. Taken literally, it refers to the byproduct of fire, but it can also refer to the act of smoking. The phrase "I'm giving up smoke," can translate to "I'm quitting smoking." However, as events unfolded, it was revealed that the rapper used this ambiguity to his advantage as part of a new marketing campaign.

Snoop Dogg then made an appearance in an advert for smokeless fire pits, provided by Solo Stove. Within this context, it's true that Snoop Dogg did give up "smoke." Yet due to his longstanding association with marijuana, fans interpreted his announcement as pertaining to that particular "smoke," especially given his mention of family-related reasons.

"I'm giving up smoke. I know what you're thinking. 'Snoop! Smoke is kind of your whole thing.' But I'm done with it. I'm done with the coughing and my clothes smelling all sticky-icky. I'm going smokeless. Solo Stove fixed fire, they took out the smoke. Clever." - the rapper says in the advertisement.
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