stoner and Grammy-nominated rapper Snoop Dogg shocked the internet on Thursday when he took to Instagram with an announcement.
“After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke,” he wrote in the dramatic social media post. “Please respect my privacy at this time.” He followed up the initial ‘gram with a second selfie that simply read, “Respect my privacy 💪🏾🙏🏾.” Clearly, our boy is going through it.
Some fans were seemingly unsure whether the rapper was serious:”Today isn’t April Fool’s day Snoop,” one wrote. However, others flooded his comments with support. “I had a pulmonary embolism last year and had to give up smoking as well; so more edibles for Edible Dee it is,” another commented. “I know how hard this transition is especially for someone like you. Take all the time you need.”
“The courage, the boldness, the ability to announce that you’re stopping something that made you SO SO SO much money which created a character that you and all of us are used too is truly remarkable,” a second supporter chimed in. “As a sober man I speak for me and all of us sober people around the world, welcome to sobriety!!!”
Although, the Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party host didn’t specify whether he would be giving up cannabis altogether, the internet was quick to make its own assumption. “Snoop about to become an edibles legend,” a fan guessed, while another added, “Isn’t he leaving the door wide open for edibles?”
Even professional fighter Conor McGregor had the same thought. “Does that mean THC edibles? Maybe Oil? Maybe drops? .. What’s the approach,” he said. Meanwhile, Queen Latifah took to Instagram to show her support, writing, “We ❤️you over here!!!❤️💪🏽🙏🏽😎❤️!!!”
The news also comes on the heels of his highly anticipated performance in honor of the 30th anniversary of the release of his album “Doggystyle.” The concert will be streamed live on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel tonight, November 17th.
Even if Snoop Dogg has his sights set on edibles, it’s the end of an era for the rapper who has long been vocal about his passion for smoking weed. The television personality has shared iconic stories about getting high with fellow celebs, like Ed Sheeran, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell, and Willie Nelson, PEOPLE reports.
The good news is Snoop has already dreamt up a fire weed brownie recipe with his cooking partner in crime, Martha Stewart.
Update, November 20: Some fans speculated that the tweet was leading up to some sort of new edibles business—and they weren’t entirely wrong. Snoop did have a collab up his sleeve: It was just revealed that he’s partnering with the smoke-free fire pit brand Solo Stove. Snoop is now the brand’s official “smokesman.”
“I love a good fire outside but the smoke was too much,” he said in a press release. “Solo Stove fixed fire and took out the smoke. They changed the game and now I’m excited to spread the love and stay warm with my friends and family.”
As CNN reports, they are releasing a new line under the label Snoop Dogg x Solo Stove. The first product is a limited-edition bundle that comes with a bonfire fire pit designed by Snoop, a fire pit stand, a Snoop bucket hat, and a Snoop x Solo sticker pack. The entire product bundle is going for $350.