American rapper and actor, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, has declared that he is giving up smoking.
The fifty-two-year-old musician made the statement on his X account on Thursday, stressing how crucial it is to respect his privacy at this time.
The rapper gave careful deliberation to this decision and cited conversations with his family as reasons for his decision. In 2022, he revealed during an exclusive sneak peek of Martha Stewart’s iHeartRadio show that he began smoking at the age of 18.
“After much consideration and conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke.
Please, at this time, respect my privacy,” Snoop wrote.
I’m giving up smoke. pic.twitter.com/DDVl9Syixw
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) November 16, 2023
Following his inclusion on Dr. Dre’s first solo single, “Deep Cover,” and his subsequent contributions to Dr. Dre’s debut solo album, “The Chronic,” Snoop Dogg gained notoriety in 1992.
Snoop has sold more than 23 million albums in the US and 35 million globally since making his debut in the music industry.
Among his accomplishments are 17 Grammy Award nominations, an American Music Award, and a Primetime Emmy.
Ugochi Olivia Ubah is an Educator and a Writer