Snoop Dogg’s response to the media’s criticism of his choice to smoke weed with his teenaged son is one that further shows the absence of influential parenting in the 21st Century.
“What better way to [learn] than from the master?” the rapper asked. ”My kids can do whatever the hell they want. For me to say otherwise would be hypocritical. A lot of motherf–ers don’t have a relationship with their kids, and that’s when they get on drugs and have suicidal thoughts and drive drunk. Me and my son is mellow. I’m his father, so I wanna show him the proper way because he looks up to me.”
Broadus claims to be a Rastafarian, a spiritual movement started in Jamaica. In July 2008, the Italian Supreme Court ruled that Rastafari may be allowed to possess greater amounts of cannabis legally, citing its use by them as a sacrament. The United States ruled that Rastafari do not have the religious right to smoke marijuana, as it is a violation of the United States’ drug laws. The same ruling is upheld in the United Kingdom.