R+B artist Mariah Carey hates cigarette smoke but has no problem spending time with rappers indulging in marijuana.

The ALWAYS BE MY BABY singer, who collaborated with rapper Snoop Dogg on her new album The Emancipation Of Mimi, was worried about the effect cannabis smoke would have on her voice - but she is delighted to report no ill effects.

Carey says, "Smoke? I don't think he smokes cigarettes. It may be smoky around Snoop but that isn't cigarettes and cigarette smoke is the worst smoke for your voice. Rappers smoke things that don't seem to bother my throat."

22/04/2005 19:25