Abuja - Jesse Jagz, whose music contains various marijuana references, insists he does not reference its use in a "demeaning and derogatory" way.
The star admits he mentions smoking cannabis in his music, but said he does not think the message he is sending out to his fans is problematic since he does not do it in a "demeaning and derogatory" way.
He told PM News: "I do not see anything wrong with weed; just the same way I do not see anything wrong with money or women. I just think anything done in excess is bad. However, if I have never married before, I cannot say anything about marriage whether it is right or wrong. It is about someone else's life.
"That is life. Yes, I have spoken about marijuana in my music. However, every other artist have made allusion to marijuana in more demeaning and derogatory ways than I have. Others have sang 'Give me the lighter; pass me the ganja' but my own message is not about that."
Jagz also said he wants people to listen his music and take away more than just his references to marijuana.
"People should listen to the message in my music, not the marijuana. If you really listen to the truth in my music, you will not have a problem with the marijuana in my music. I am not promoting or condemning people who use it but I guess everybody wants to evade the truth that I talk about in my song."
Jagz' last album, Jesse Jagz: Jagz Nation Vol. 1, Thy Nation Come, critics say heavily referenced the use of marijuana.