Snoop Dogg has put his money behind inflation by giving his personal blunt roller a pay increase — and yes, it’s clearly a real job.
The Drop It Like It Hot rapper is known for his love of smoking weed, which is legal for recreational use in California where he lives.
In fact, he smokes marijuana so often that he actually hired a guy to do the blunt roll for him as a full-time job, because Snoop was too busy doing it himself.
Despite Blunt Roller’s assignments seemingly low, 50-year-old Snoop made sure it was worth it by paying him a very generous salary of between $40,000–$50k (£32k–£40k).
However, they have since been given a wage increase, with weekly increases in the prices of petrol, food and energy due to the Ukraine-Russia war.
Talking about his employee’s unusual job, Snoop previously said: ‘Time. The timing of that motherf***er is impeccable. This is his job, this is his profession. His resume reads, “What do you do?” “I’m a blunt roller. PBR, the professional blunt roller.’
Speaking on The Howard Stern Show in 2019, he said: ‘If you’re great at something I need, I’m hiring you.
‘It’s somewhere between $40,000 and $50,000 a year. Free weed – all paid expenses. Whatever I get, I get. I go get some free clothes, I give him some.’
An update has since come as Snoop this week responded to a tweet that mentioned Blunt Roller’s pay, adding: ‘Inflation. His salary increased!!’
He is not the only hip hop star to employ a blunt roller, as Waka Flocka is the one under his books in Flame after posting a job advertisement that attracted over 60,000 applicants, while Kid Cudi was also an assistant. was looking for.
Snoop, real name Calvin Broadus, is fully invested in the legal marijuana business and launched his own line of cannabis products, Leafs, in 2015 by Snoop Dogg.
He said at the time: ‘Wherever my musical journey has taken me around the world, it is beautiful to see how old leaves are a common source of peace, love and spirit that connects us all.
‘Leaf’s by Snoop is my way of sharing my experience with the finest quality hemp one can imagine. Let’s do the potion, lift it up, and put it in the air!’
The wrap icon has also invested in several cannabis start-ups over the years including Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies based in the UK.
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