LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. rapper Snoop Dogg said smoking marijuana was ruining his image, so he gave up the weed.
"I was really starting to feel like a drug addict, because you associate Snoop Dogg with weed," he told Britain's BBC Radio 1.
"I just said, 'I don't want it no more,'" he continued. "I just left it alone, and once I started leaving it alone ... I'm so controlled now, you know what I'm saying, I'm a better person, I'm a better father -- it helped me to coach football."
Snoop further revealed that when he quit smoking pot he put up signs in his studio saying: "No smoking, no alcohol, no nothing."
"And the homies were coming over and they were like: 'Damn, he really ain't smoking. He's really serious!'" he said.