Stoned celebrity rapper Snoop Dogg has announced that he is quitting the chronic. Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was awarded the title of “Stoner of the Year” by High Times magazine in March 2002, but now he says he’s had enough of toking kind buds.
“Drugs cloud your vision,” Dogg told the media. “I was having fun when I was getting high. Don’t regret none of the times I was on it. That was me, Snoop Dogg: Stoner of the Year.”
“I’m 30 years old now,” the rapper went on to say, explaining why he was no longer going to toke. “Three kids. A wife. A mom. Brothers. Artists. Family. Friends. They all need me. They depend on me.”
“I said ‘Let me stop smoking dope so I can get a better vision of myself, see who I am and what I mean to the world. What I mean to my kids and what I mean to life in general.'”
Dogg admitted he has been a hypocrite in the past, doing anti-drug ads while getting high himself. “I used to do public service announcements and tell the kids, ‘Say no to drugs,’ and [I was] high as fuck ? very hypocritical.”
Dogg has built his career on cannabis, with most of his music and movie output being based upon pot culture references.
Dogg has also been charged with possession a few times, most recently in December 2001, after Ohio state troopers searched his tour bus and found about 200 grams of bud. The bust occurred while Snoop was travelling with his “Puff, Puff, Pass” tour. His tour the year previously was called “Up In Smoke.”
Dogg’s desire to be a better role model might be stymied by the fall release of Girls Gone Wild Doggy Style, a video hosted by Dogg. On the other hand, Dogg is also scheduled to have a cameo in the upcoming TV special, A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie. Rumor has it that Dogg teams up with Kermit for a round of It’s Not Easy Being Green.