Snoop Dogg unleashed his 18th studio album, From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites, on Tuesday (April 20), the international weed smoker’s holiday. Par for the course, the 10-song project is packed with plenty of cannabis references and finds the D-O-Double-G suggesting he once smoked with former president Barack Obama.
On album highlight, “Gang Signs” featuring Mozzy, Snoop Dogg casually rattles of his tongue, “Still sipping gin and juice while I’m smoking marijuana/I bet you never blew with Obama/Crip walking with my homegirl Martha/While I’m passing joints to Madonna.”
As pointed out in a 2014 article from The Washington Post, Snoop Dogg has allegedly smoked weed at the White House — but not necessarily with Obama. The revelation reportedly came during an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! when the host asked, “Have you ever smoked at the White House?” to which Snoop answered, “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.'”
When Kimmel asked who “they” was, Snoop said, “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 [pointed to blunt].”
Obama has remained mum over the years on his relationship with cannabis. While on a trip to Denver, Colorado in 2014, he reportedly turned down the chance to smoke while at a local bar not long after the state legalized recreational marijuana.
Whatever the case, Uncle Snoop has been known to pull some pretty outrageous stunts, so perhaps he’s telling the truth. In November 2018, he rolled up to the front of the White House and lit up a blunt while firing off some choice words in Donald Trump’s direction.
Check out “Gang Signs” above and find the full album below.