If you thought that rappers like the late Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg ruled the music scene during the 90s, think again because the Drop It Like It’s Hot singer himself recently confessed that American hitmaker and Twitter queen Dionne Warwick once “out-gangstered” him and other iconic rappers after deciding she’d had enough of their misogynistic lyrics.
In the documentary Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over, which premiered on CNN on 1 January 2023, the two celebrities recalled a time when Warwick set up a meeting with Snoop, Death Row Records’ former CEO Suge Knight and other prominent rappers of the period to put them back in their place.
The group was told to come to the Walk on By singer’s home no later than 7 am—Snoop and his peers were so terrified that they were all in her driveway by 6:52 am. “We were kind of, like, scared and shook up,” the rapper recollected in the documentary.
“We’re powerful right now, but she’s been powerful forever. 30-some years in the game, in a big home with a lot of money and success,” the rapper added. Once the group entered Warwick’s mansion, she allegedly demanded they call her a “bitch” to her face. After all, it was the term they all used constantly in their popular songs.
“These kids are expressing themselves, which they’re entitled to do,” Warwick remembered thinking at the time. “However, there’s a way to do it.” Faced with nothing but silence, she pointed out: “You guys are all going to grow up. You’re going to have families. You’re going to have children. You’re going to have little girls, and one day that little girl is going to look at you and say, ‘Daddy, did you really say that? Is that really you?’ What are you going to say?”
Snoop, who did go on to welcome a daughter and three sons, shared how this caution impacted his career later on. “She was checking me at a time when I thought we couldn’t be checked,” he recently shared.
“We were the most gangsta as you could be, but that day at Dionne Warwick’s house, I believe we got out-gangstered,” the weed-loving celebrity added. From there, Snoop made “a point to put records of joy—me uplifting everybody and nobody dying and everybody living,” starting with his 1996 album Tha Doggfather.
“Dionne, I hope I became the jewel that you saw when I was the little, dirty rock that was in your house. I hope I’m making you proud,” he concluded in the CNN documentary. And we bet Snoop’s affection for iconic women lecturing him (when needed) and putting him on the right track may have indirectly influenced his unlikely friendship with Martha Stewart—although it should be noted that she has a somewhat questionable past of her own.
The United Nations was established in 1945, there are 118 elements in the periodic table, Saturn is the planet which has the most moons and… Snoop Dogg is the legendary celebrity who loves to roll blunts and puff himself into another dimension.
While all of this is general knowledge, everyone has been curious to know two things in regards to the latter: how much weed does Snoop actually smoke each day and is there truly anyone on Earth who can beat the enthusiast at his own game? Well, as it turns out, the icon himself has answered both these questions in the past.
In an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session hosted on Reddit, the Doggfather admitted that he smokes a whopping 81 blunts everyday. To put things into perspective, that’s one blunt every 12 minutes and 567 blunts every week, assuming he sleeps for eight hours in a day—an easy feat given the fact that he has a professional blunt roller (PBR, yes the job title has its own acronym in the industry) who even made headlines for getting a pay rise due to inflation earlier this year.
Now onto the next unsolved mystery of the world: is there any mortal among us who can outsmoke Snoop himself? Maybe his buddy Seth Rogen who “knows how to make a joint that looks like a cross”? Surely it’s not his “partner in wine” Martha Stewart… right?
During one of his appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Snoop discussed his gospel album Bible of Love and his belief in heaven before the host queried him about the top dogs in the weed industry. “Seth Rogen was here last week and we were talking about the Mount Rushmore of pot smokers and, of course, you are on that Mount Rushmore. Who would you put on that Mount Rushmore?” Kimmel asked.
To this, Snoop replied, “I would put Bob Marley, Cheech and Chong… they [were] the first faces, they [were] the ones who showed us where the mountain was.” However, he crowned the actual king in his later remarks. Drum roll, please. Enter American country musician Willie P. Nelson.
“Willie P. Nelson is definitely on there,” the ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ hitmaker admitted. “And by the way, Willie Nelson is the only person who has ever outsmoked Snoop Dogg. I had to hit the ‘Time-out’ button.” When asked if he had to hit that button before, Snoop replied: “Never. Never.”
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Nelson later corroborated the story by stating, “That was over in Amsterdam! I called Snoop and I said, ‘Hey buddy, you gotta come over here. This is where it’s at!’. So he came over and we hit every bar, every smoke place in Amsterdam. We had a helluva time.”
When asked about his proficiency with weed, Nelson continued, “Oh, I don’t know. There’s probably people that can outsmoke me! I don’t do a lot of smoking anymore. I’ve switched over to a vaporizer because it’s better on my lungs.”
And in case you’re wondering if Snoop himself has any nuggets of wisdom to share about his relationship with, as Martha Stewart put it, “special cigarettes,” here’s what he previously shared with Esquire: “Weed: It makes me feel the way I need to feel.” The 2008 version of Machine Gun Kelly’s “I am weed,” if you really think about it.