Snoop Lion Talks Introducing Weed To His Kids And “Spiritual Rebirth”
In the January issue of GQ magazine, Snoop Lion (Dogg) opens up about his recent name change and “spiritual rebirth,” which caught many of his fans off guard. The newly reborn Rasta shaman shares why he’s taken a step back from the raps about guns, girls, and gangs that made him a household name and a towering figure in hip-hop, and is now focusing on expressing his passions for peace, love, and of course, weed. Check out highlights from the interview below.
ON WHETHER OR NOT HE’LL INTRODUCE HIS KIDS TO WEED:
“It’s not that I would ever push weed on our kids, but if they wanted to, I would love to show them how, the right way, so that way they won’t get nothing put in their shit or overdose or trying some sh-t that ain’t clean.”
ON HIS “SPIRITUAL REBIRTH” AND CHANGES TO HIS MUSIC:
“As you become a man, you start having kids and living. You put the guns away, and your music becomes Hey, I’m with my kid and I’m living now… as opposed to fu-k that—I’ll shoot you on sight. …If I focus on death, it’s going to come closer than what it’s supposed to be. You’ll become it. I’ll say it to my friends: Write songs about being shot at and then the sh-t happens. And I don’t want to dwell on it long, but I wrote a song called ‘Murder Was the Case,’ and I never had a murder case in my life. But when that song came out, I had a real murder case.”
Apparently, Snoop is already showing at least one of his three children the ins and outs of being a pothead. Last September, a picture emerged of Snoop smoking weed out of a bong with his 18-year-old son, Corde. Check out the rest of Snoop’s interview with GQ on their website.
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