Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg doesn’t mind that his eldest son tokes up once in a while. After all, he’s learning the finer points of marijuana use from the d-o-double-jizzle himself.
Snoop is currently helping 18-year-old son Corde launch his rap career as Spanky Danky and said that he doesn’t feel bothered in the least that his ambitious son is following in his father’s footsteps, particularly when it comes to smoking weed. “What better way to [learn] than from the master?,” Snoop tells The Hollywood Reporter. He’s specifically referring to Twitter photos posted by Spank in which he is shown lighting his father’s 2-foot bong.
“My kids can do whatever the hell they want,” Snoop says of his brood. “For me to say otherwise would be hypocritical. A lot of motherf–ers don’t have a relationship with their kids, and that’s when they get on drugs and have suicidal thoughts and drive drunk. Me and my son is mellow. I’m his father, so I wanna show him the proper way because he looks up to me.”
Snoop, like Bob Marley and Willie Nelson, has become a true stoner symbol throughout his career. He has endlessly defended marijuana use on its creative, recreational, and health benefits and hopes to one day see it fully legalized in the US:
“There would be less high-speed chases, less robberies, less crime,” he hypothesizes of a marijuana-legal US. “Go to Amsterdam or the Netherlands where it is legal and you see that the crime rate is nonexistent, the murder rate is probably under 10 percent, people learn to get along! There are people riding on bicycles being happy and it’s because of the environment that’s provided by the legalization of marijuana.”
Snoop also brushed on politics and his support for President Barack Obama. He complimented the POTUS for his “loosened up screws” in certain areas surrounding the issue of marijuana legalization, though he’s reluctant to think that Obama will stump for full marijuana legalization. Still, it makes sense to the hip-hop star:
“Alcohol was legalized so it could be taxed. And alcohol and tobacco kill. If you legalize marijuana, it’ll save lives and will put more money in the financial side, so why not?”
Snoop also added that he has not yet met President Obama but looks forward to the chance:
“I ain’t met the president yet,” says Snoop, “but when we finally lock palms — you know, give him the old soul shake, that bare vibe on the black man’s side — that’ll be exciting.”
Check out the full interview at THR.
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