Casting all cares to the wind, superstar rapper Snoop Dogg fired-up a blunt and passed it around at Saturday's annual, pre-Grammy Awards, "How I Wrote That Song," discussion event.
It happens every year, during the weekend, prior to the Grammys. Lucky fans who are able to attend are treated to an event where personal stories about the origins of music's biggest hits are told by the stars and songwriters who wrote them.
Giving this year's attendees much more than they bargained for however, one of Hip-Hop's most outspoken pro-marijuana advocates, Calvin C. Brodus, Jr., 41, otherwise known as “Snoop Dogg” to the public and millions of adoring fans, pulled out a pre-rolled, “large, kush-filled blunt,” according to the Associated Press, lit it up and passed it around to anyone else that wanted to partake.
Right in front of the fans in attendance and whoever else that happened to be there, Brodus commenced to taking multiple hits from the carefully rolled, marijuana-filled tobacco paper ("blunt") and smoked the potent, sweet-smelling ganja with fellow rapper B.o.B., right on stage at the Roxy in Los Angeles.
Giving credence to just how big the blunt actually was, the two rappers took hit after hit for an entire 15 minutes, despite having no others in attendance agree to join in on the circle, until the two turned the blunt completely to ash.
In addition to Snoop (commonly seen smoking in public) and B.o.B., the panel at the time included celebrity-rapper Busta Rhymes and songwriters Luke Laird and Evan Bogart (ironically), all of which chose to merely look on as the other two enjoyed themselves.
According to the media there watching the event, in an effort to maintain their “politically correct” public images, those who may have joined the smoking session in private, decided to instead let Snoop and B.o.B. smoke the entire thing themselves, as many likely sat salivating with envy.
Not long after they finished, it was noted as being “fitting” that the conversation naturally turned toward Snoop's groundbreaking work on "The Chronic," one of music's most prolific, marijuana-themed, albums of all time.
(“Chronic” is a slang term typically used to describe marijuana that is above a certain threshold in potency, quality and flavor.)
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