Kamala Harris says she smoked weed and listened to Snoop and Tupac years before they released albums

Either the California senator’s promo CD game defies space-time, or she got her dates mixed up.

February 12, 2019

California Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris was the guest on Monday's episode of the Breakfast Club, and discussed marijuana prohibition and her own experiences with the plant.

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When asked if she had ever smoked marijuana before, the former prosecutor replied affirmatively. “I have. And I did inhale," Harris said, claiming to have smoked weed "in college." She was then asked by Charlamagne Tha God what music she was listening to during her sesh, and she replied with some classics: “Oh yeah, definitely Snoop. Tupac for sure.”

That timeline is a little bit shaky, however, as eagle-eyed Twitter user @joshieecs pointed out. Harris graduated years before Snoop or Tupac released their debut studio albums. Harris graduated from Howard University in 1986 and UC Hastings College of the Law in 1989.

The debut projects from Snoop and Tupac brought the two previously unknown rappers worldwide renown. Tupac released 2Pacalypse Now in 1991, and Snoop Dogg came through with Doggystyle in 1993. While Snoop Dogg didn't begin recording music until 1992 with Dr. Dre for The Chronic, Tupac started in rap as a local Baltimore act under the alias MC New York in 1987. At that time, Harris would have been studying law at UC Hastings; it seems unlikely that she would have been closely following underground Maryland hip-hop.

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