Snoop Dogg vows to play gig in Alaska if the state legalises marijuana: 'I'm too serious'

The rapper will put on a 'wellness retreat concert' if the drug is decriminalised

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Snoop Dogg has promised to play a gig in Alaska if marijuana is legalised in November.

The rapper, who regularly speaks out on his passion for all things pot, vowed to organise a “wellness retreat concert” in the US state if a forthcoming vote decriminalises recreational use of the drug for those aged 21.

“If we get y’all to vote yes on Proposition 2, Snoop Dogg is coming to Alaska to do a concert, a wellness retreat concert, and I’m bringing some of that California with me to celebrate,” he said.

“I’m too serious. I’m serious as a motherf***er right now.”

Snoop Dogg made the remarks during an explicit webcast interview with TV reporter Charlo Greene, real name Charlene Egbe, who left her job live on air last week.

“That is gonna motivate people,” Greene replied. “The vote is all but passed.”

Greene left KTVA after presenting a report on the Alaska Cannabis Club. She revealed herself as the club’s owner and dramatically announced that she will be “dedicating all of [her] energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalising marijuana in Alaska”.

“And as for this job,” she added. “Well, not that I have a choice, but f*** it, I quit”.

Shortly after the incident, which soon went viral online, the station’s executive news director Bert Rudman released an apologetic statement.

“We sincerely apologise for the inappropriate language used by a KTVA reported during her live presenttaion on the air tonight,” it read. “The employee has been terminated.”

The Alaska Cannabis Club reportedly liases between people with medical marijuana cards and drug suppliers.

Later, Greene apologised to anyone she might have “offended”, but emphasised that she is “not sorry for the choice that [she] made”.