Snoop Dogg’s Smoke-Free Stunt: What’s Behind His Latest Prank?

Snoop Dogg And Wiz Khalifa Perform At Golden 1 Center
Snoop Dogg And Wiz Khalifa Perform At Golden 1 Center / Tim Mosenfelder/GettyImages

Snoop Dogg, the iconic rapper and cannabis aficionado, left fans in awe with a surprising twist on November 18, 2023, when he declared that he was bidding farewell to the smoking lifestyle after four decades of embracing marijuana. The unexpected announcement garnered a whirlwind of reactions, with supporters, skeptics, and those left in disbelief flooding social media.

The next day, Snoop Dogg pulled back the curtain on his smoke-free proclamation, revealing it to be a shrewd stunt. In a follow-up video, he introduced the Snoop Dogg Smoke-Free Stove, a collaboration with GE Appliances, emphasizing its prowess in cooking without a hint of smoke. He teased fans by giving away 10 stoves through a contest, sparking a mixture of applause, confusion, and playful rebuke.

The smoke-free stunt turned out to be a clever marketing ploy for the limited-edition Snoop Dogg Smoke-Free Stove, complete with his signature and logo, along with a cookbook featuring his cherished recipes. According to GE Appliances,

"The stove utilizes "patented smoke-free technology" to minimize smoke and grease splatter, inspired by Snoop Dogg's passion for food and desire for a cleaner kitchen."

Reactions to the prank were diverse. Many lauded Snoop Dogg's wit and ingenuity, expressing interest in the stove or participating in the contest. However, some felt the prank was deceptive, trivializing serious issues like smoking cessation and health risks. Critics, including Dr. Nora Volkow and Dr. Kevin Sabet, condemned the prank for potentially sending misleading messages about cannabis and its effects.

Despite the backlash, Snoop Dogg remains unapologetic, continuing to showcase his smoke-free stove and cannabis products on social media. He announced a forthcoming album, "Smoke-Free," scheduled for early 2024, promising tunes centered on his affection for weed, food, and music. Additionally, he plans to expand his cannabis empire, including ventures into CBD products, hemp clothing, and cannabis delivery services.

Snoop Dogg, open to the idea of quitting smoking in the future, asserts his current enjoyment of weed for relaxation, creativity, and connection. He advocates for personal choice and mutual respect, emphasizing that happiness should guide individual decisions. Unfazed by criticism, Snoop Dogg looks ahead to further ventures in the ever-evolving world of cannabis culture and business.