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Method Man has announced that he is distancing himself from marijuana. Yes you read that correctly. The king of weed has decided that he’s going to let go of the weed, but a little at a time. In an interview with VIBE, he shared that his music is going to reflect a different side of him, but he never admits that he won’t stop smoking. “I don’t want that every time you hear Method Man’s name you associate it with getting high or marijuana because there’s so much more to me than that. I’m not actually distancing myself from my marijuana culture people but it’s not in the forefront anymore. I got kids to raise, man. Plus it was never really that bad. It gets comes to a point where no matter where you go they’re always thinking you’re high. And I’m not always high. I mean right now I’m sober as a priest.”

Yeah, he’s not going to stop. He’s the president of The Smoker’s Club Tour. And he’s not on any kind of quest to eradicate weed from Hip Hop. It’s just a personal choice. “It’s always going to be there whether it’s Wiz or Method Man or Redman, Big K.R.I.T. whoever. It’s always just going to be there. It’s recreational, baby. Do you know how many closeted weed smokers there are? They’re going to be coming out of the closet like gay men. I’m serious. Then we’re going to have these marches like the gay community did.”

Kid Cudi Explains Why He Quit Smoking Weed. Rapper Kid Cudi was known for lighting up at his live shows, videos, studio sessions…just about anywhere. He recently took some time out between songs during a live show to explain his decision to quit smoking weed.

“You know how some people can take a smoke and they’re good, they do it for recreational purposes, sh*t like that. People that go to bars or drink at their house with their friends casually. I was the motherf**ker who was doing that sh*t all the time, recreationally, every day, wake up, needed it, all those things. While I was in that state of mind I just was missing a lot of sh*t that was going on in my circle. I just felt like I needed to just take a step back, clear my dome and focus on some real important sh*t. Like my daughter for one, my family, my business, things that are important. But you know, don’t be sad, I had a good run right? We got high together a lot right?”

Kid Cudi isn’t the only rapper to speak openly about releasing some habits; Young Money CEO and rapper Lil Wayne spoke with MTV News about no longer smoking the green, stating:

“Yeah it’s a big difference. I almost jumped in the crowd. I’m like I’m sober, I’m sweating. I’m tasting my sweat. My sweat taste different. My sweat used to taste like weed. But now it’s just, I’m like I don’t know what it is. I’m out there, my eyes big, my eyes all wide. I had threw my glasses, I don’t even need these. I could see everything right now. But yeah man, it’s a great feeling.”

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