No it wasn’t a fire, it was just Snoop Dogg doing what he’s famous for doing.
Firefighters who rushed to a hotel room in Melbourne, Australia – after being alerted by an automatic alarm – found the very mellow rapper in a ring of heavy smoke on Thursday morning.
The first responders were reportedly surprised when the star acted like a fan of theirs, inviting them into his room and posing for photographs with them.
The 42-year-old later posted a couple on Instagram snaps with the messages, ‘Blew it Down’ and ‘Fire dept Shut it down.’
The firefighters were delighted to be chatting with the star, who is in the city to play at the Big Day Out concert. He revealed that he had wanted to be in their profession.
Some reports suggested they responded to smoke detectors in the musician’s own room but an attending officer said it was a false alarm.
They would not say whether weed was involved.
The Faster Louder news site spoke to South Melbourne Senior Station Officer Trevor Bowen who confirmed the details.
‘While we were there a very famous guy said to us that he had always wanted to be a firefighter and he asked us if he could get a photo with us, and of course we knew who it was, and we obliged,’ he explained.
He’s OK, he’s fine and the coolest part of it was that he asked us for a photo of which we gladly obliged and then we took some ourselves… I might have to ask him to stop stalking me at this rate.’
Melbourne Fire Brigade posted more pictures on its Twitter feed and took the chance to speak out about fire safety, adding: ‘This is an opportune time to make sure you have a correctly fitted, working smoke alarm in your room.’