Think of Snoop Dogg and you might think of good music, fur coats and marijuana.
However his announcement on Instagram and X yesterday (17 November) looks set to change that.
The post, in a shock to his fans worldwide, was captioned: “I’m giving up smoke”.
“After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up smoke,” said the wording on the image.
“Please respect my privacy at this time.”
Some speculated it could be a marketing stunt for his cannabis company, Leafs By Snoop while others raised concerns about his health.
“Snoop without smoke is like earth without water,” one said.
Speaking to GQ magazine in 2013, the artist, real name Calvin Broadus, admitted to smoking 80 cannabis joints per day.
While speculation swirls about what’s prompted the sudden change, we’re taking a peek into the wealth and car collection of Snoop Dogg.
He has an estimated net worth of $160 million and a rumored multi-million fortune in crypto.
Snoop is the face of West Coast gangsta rap and made over 13.5 album sales but it’s also thanks to his business acumen.
From ads with Burger King to a $10 milllion with Airbnb and a TV show with Martha Stewart and his cannabis lifestyle platform, ‘Merry Jane’.
He’s also made smart investments in video games, cannabis, and organizations including Reddit and Klarna.
Seems money isn’t “the root of all evil” after all.
So how does he spend his fortune?
To quote the man himself: “If the ride is more fly, then you must buy.”
1966 Pontiac Parisienne ‘Lakers Edition’
When the late Kobe Bryant retired from the Lakers in 2016, Snoop gave him his magnificent Lakers-themed yellow-and-purple beauty.
The hood is adorned with some of the team’s greats including Shaq, Magic Johnson and Bryant himself.
The car is fitted with a hydraulic system in the trunk, allowing the riding level to hop.
1967 Cadillac de Ville ‘Brown Sugar’
This is the best way for Snoop to announce his arrival.
It was customised by a man called Big Slice, a reformed drug dealer who turned his hand to modifying celebrity cars.
It has chandeliers over the back seat, a metallic brown finish and a trunk emblazoned with his name and a painting of Snoop and his sons.
The work of art was even displayed at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit.
1968 Buick Riviera
Snoop has two of these classics.
This second-generation version is longer, wider and 200lb heavier than the original.
It has pink wheels and features in Snoop’s music video for ‘Vato’.
A decal on the hood shows a picture of Snoop alongside his wife and infant daughter.
It’s emblazoned with the words: “Me and my girls” and “Dogg’s Angels”.
1968 Cadillac Coupe de Ville
Another creation by Big Slice, it features several interesting decals.
One depicts Snoop, dressed in white and praying surrounded by his family.
That sits below the words: “My First Ministry”.
Below them are are two bible passage references: first “Matthew 6: 9-13” – which is the Lord’s Prayer.
Also “2 Corinthians 5: 14-21”, a passage about being a new person in Christ.
1974 Cadillac Snoop de Ville Lowrider
This lowrider sits just inches from the road’s surface.
It’s been popular in hip hop since Eazy-E and Dr Dre – and of course, Snoop – in the 1990s.
It has a striking lime-green paint job, lemon trim and lime-green wheel rims.
2006 Snoop Chrysler 300C
Snoop was hired as a spokesperson for Chylser in the 2000s – a move that caused sales to boom.
The car brand gifted Snoop this car by way of gratitude.
It’s a popular model owned by a range of celebrities ranging from Dr Dre to Barack Obama.
Using Big Slice again, he had the car lowered, added chrome rims and blacked out the tail-lights and windows.
He also had the word “DUB” plastered all over the windows and trunk.
Big Slice also customized a Rowland Heights Raiders in silver and black with a depiction of him man himself when he was coach.
The inside was fitted with 27 video screens and the MVP in each game would get to play the onboard’ Xbox en route home.
2011 Ford Mustang GT Funkmaster Flex Edition
Customized by New York DJ, rapper and producer, Funkmaster Flex, per Ford’s request.
It features Baurtwell custom tail-lights, a 3-D carbon bodykit and a souped-up engine.
The car rockets from 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) in 4.6 seconds.
The metallic blue paint job has white details over the hood and “Snoop Dogg” emblazoned across the windshield.
2015 Polaris Slingshot – The Batman
This cheeky three wheeler is fun and valued at a mere $26K.
It boasts a 2.4-litre EcoTec engine turning out 173bhp – not too shabby for a 1,743lb car.
Its steering wheel is tilt-adjustable and has side-by-side bucket seats.
It also has a bespoke chrome blue paint job and a blinking purple and blue dashboard.
2017 Tesla Model X
Snoop got a Tesla – and tweeted about it – in March 2017.
Snoop embraced eco-motoring via the electric car.
This model has 22-inch, matte-black onyx wheels and falcon-wing doors on the outside.
Step inside and it has six custom black leather seats with an ash wood interior for his big family.
It also boasts autopilot, an air purifier and 17-inch touchscreen.