Asking where Snoop Dogg has smoked weed is a hopeless task. Better to ask where he hasn’t smoked weed. That list allegedly got shorter when Snoop announced on his YouTube show that he once lit up at the White House.
For the record, Snoop didn’t claim he smoked with the president, only that he rolled a joint in a napkin (provided by the Secret Service) and got down to business.
Snoop made the claim during his online show, “GGN: The Double G News Network.” The episode, which was posted July 22, features late-night host Jimmy Kimmel as a guest.
Snoop: I Had to Go No. 2
Kimmel asked Snoop about his history with weed while Snoop smoked what appeared to be a giant blunt. Part of the exchange went like this:
Kimmel: Have you ever smoked at the White House?
Snoop: In the bathroom.
Kimmel: You did? In the White House?
Snoop: In the bathroom. Not in the White House – but in the bathroom. Because I said, “May I use the bathroom for a second?” And they said, “What are you going to do, No. 1 or No. 2?” I said, “No. 2.”
Kimmel: Who said this? The first lady?
Snoop: No, the CIA. Or the FBI. The alphabet boys. So I said, “Look, when I do the No. 2, I usually, you know, have a cigarette or I light something to get the aroma right.” They said, “You know what? You can light a piece of napkin.” I said, “I’ll do that.” And the napkin was this [blunt].”
Kimmel: That is some story.
Snoop Visited White House in 2013
Snoop Dogg isn’t the first person to say he’s smoked up at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. But most such claims are considered apocryphal. There was plenty of doubt in the media after the episode aired.
Snoop, however, has the advantage of credibility. This guy has toked everywhere. Still, it seems unlikely the Secret Service would enable that kind of thing.
For what it’s worth, Snoop (once known as Calvin Broadus) did visit the White House in December. He was there for the Kennedy Center Honors, where one of his mentors, Herbie Hancock, was honored for his musical career.
Hancock, one of the most celebrated Jazz artists of the past 50 years, was a major influence on hip-hop.
“Thank you for creating hip-hop,” Snoop said to Hancock at the awards.