Rapper Snoop Lion set down with GQ magazine in the January issue, to discuss his love of marijuana, as well as his spiritual “rebirth.”In previous interviews, Snoop Lion has stated that he smokes as much as 80 marijuana blunts each day.
While he would never encourage his kids to smoke marijuana, the rapper said he would “love” to show them how to properly consume the drug, should they decide to partake.
“It’s not that I would ever push weed on our kids,” Snoop Lion told GQ. “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 shit that ain’t clean.”
Snoop Lion is preparing to release his 13th studio album, titled Rebirth.
The new album showcases Snoop’s evolving image and emphasizes his new, Rastafarian beliefs.
According to Snoop Lion, he’s changed his lyrical content, in order to reflect his new, clean way of living.
“As you become a man, you start having kids and living,” Snoop Lion explained. “You put the guns away, and your music becomes Hey, I’m with my kid and I’m living now… as opposed to F**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.”
Snoop experienced this in his own career, in 1993 when he and a bodyguard were accused of gunning down a gang member named Philip Woldermarian, in Long Beach.
With the help of a high-profile team of lawyers that included Johnnie Cochran, Snoop was acquitted of all charges in 1996.
“Write songs about being shot at and then the shit happens,” Snoop said. “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.”
Snoop Lion album Rebirth is due in stores later this year.