News: Method Man Rolls Up Pothead Image, "No Matter Where You Go, They're Always Thinking You're High" [Video]
Saturday, Oct 15, 2011 9:01AM
Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man has weighed in on being known for his marijuana lifestyle and admitted despite having love for weed, it does not have him addicted or possessed.
Mef said his family and disinterest in being a weed fiend has slightly distanced himself from the sticky icky.
"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, Method tells VIBE. "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." (VIBE)
Although his habitual smoking days may be long gone, M-e-t-h-o-d Man said he still salutes artists like Wiz Khalifa who have embraced weed.
"Wiz is going way out there with it. I applaud that cat big time too because he's doing it his way and it's his time now. Let him ride," says Method Man. "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." (VIBE)
Recently, New York's Smoke DZA spoke to SOHH and said despite his love for weed, he hopes it never becomes legalized.
"I hope not," Smoke told SOHH when asked if he thinks marijuana will ever be legalized. "I would rather it be decriminalized than legalized. My whole thing is, on that subject, is when you legalize something, you give [the government] a chance to give you whatever they want. It's just like when Yahoo took over Myspace, it wasn't that cool any more. Decriminalizing would be the way to go because you could smoke your weed wherever you want and nobody could tell you anything. That's decriminalizing something. That's not getting penalized. But when you legalize it and you're able to buy it over the counter, they're sprinkling other stuff in the product. It's probably not the same [levels of] THC you're going to get. I'm not into legalizing, I'm into decriminalizing." (SOHH)
Last April, Method Man credited his children for keeping a "weed" image blurred.
"When you get older and you got kids and your kids are going to school and you know teachers and all of that nature, they see how active and how concerned you are with your kids' education and well-being, it's hard for you to sit there and be taken seriously if people are always talking about, 'He's always high.' Or, 'He's always on weed,' and stuff like that which is totally not the case. I feel like when I first came out, I was young, we as doing our thing, we smoked a lot and things of that nature, and didn't care if the world knew. Now, I have to use more discretion because of my kids. This is not for me, everything I do is for them now. So I use a bit more discretion and I don't put weed as a forefront anymore." ("The Come Up Show")
Check out Method Man's interview below: