When he isn’t making hit records, does Kanye West smoke weed? He’s definitely not an in your face cannabis smoker. In fact, Wiz Khalifa recommended he “smoke some weed” after Kanye bugged out over Wiz telling him to “hit this kk,” on twitter.
West thought he was talking about Kim Kardashian and not Wiz’s signature strain: Khalifa Kush. So, he didn’t know that KK was a strain of cannabis. Does that mean he doesn’t smoke weed? We did some digging to find out.
Who is Kanye West?
Kanye Omari West, born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, is an American producer, rapper, singer, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and more. He founded the GOOD Music label which signed popular rappers like Pusha T, Kid Cudi, and Big Sean. He’s married to TV personality, model, and celebrity Kim Kardashian.
West has always been outspoken about his views and constantly makes headlines garnishing mainstream attention. He’s denounced President George W. Bush on television, cut off Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, and continues to be the center of controversy.
Puff Or Pass?
Let’s take a look at some evidence to find the answer to the question: Does Kanye West smoke weed? On some of his older solo albums, West makes several weed references to weed.
For example, on the song “Get Em High” the hook goes: “All the girls pass the weed to your motherf***in’ man.” He toned down on that type of talk since coming into fame.
So did he used to smoke and quit? Well, in 2012 West made headlines for upsetting the Royal Family with loud music and weed smoke. Big Sean, an artist on West’s GOOD Music label said the Royal Family was directly below them when they stayed at a hotel in London.
He added that the family complained about the “loud-ass rap music” and “weed smoke.” It could have been Kanye’s posse smoking the weed and not him so this isn’t definitive proof that Kanye West smokes weed.
We can be more certain of the fact that he smokes from something he said during an acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard Award. Maybe he knew he was visibly smacked so he admitted it to the crowd.
The final piece of evidence comes from a fairly recent event. Kanye West canceled a bunch of tour dates after having a mental breakdown while on tour. Afterwards, he was still expecting to get paid a settlement from an insurance company that was supposed to cover any cancellations that were “beyond the insured’s control.”
However, the company seems to believe the cancellation was in Kanye West’s control. In fact, they’re refusing to pay because they believe his mental breakdown was caused by marijuana use.
Final Hit: Does Kanye West Smoke Weed?
So does Kanye West smoke weed? The evidence isn’t definitive, but his history gives us several reasons to believe that he does. He’s admitted to smoking it himself, his insurance company believes he does, and his lyrics make it seem like he’s cool with it. Do you think he tokes up when he’s not in the limelight?