Former President Jimmy Carter revealed that his son, smoked weed on the White House roof with Willie Nelson.
What Jimmy Carter Had to Say
Carter opened up about the incident in his documentary, Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President. Nelson previously said that he smoked pot with a White House worker in 1978, not the 27th president’s son, James Earl “Chip” Carter III. The new documentary is available in select theaters and available to rent online.
“When Willie Nelson wrote his autobiography, he confessed that he smoked pot in the White House one night when he was spending the night with me,” the 95-year-old said in the doc, per People. “And he says that his companion that shared the pot with him was one of the servants in the White House. That is not exactly true — it actually was one of my sons, which he didn’t want to categorize as a pot-smoker like him.”
What Willie Nelson Previously Said
Nelson spoke with GQ in 2015 to address the epic story. “I heard that somewhere,” he said. When asked why he hasn’t been more open about it he said that he was trying to find out who it was with him up there. “I keep asking people. Wasn’t me and you, was it?”
In his 2015 telling of the story, he said that a White House insider friend came up to his bedroom during the night and offered him a tour. The insider offered to “burn one.” Nelson asked to make sure it was alright to do. “If it wasn’t, I wouldn’t be offering,” the mystery man replied.
The reporter did their research and asked if it was Carter’s son. “Looked a lot like,” Nelson replied. “Could have been, yeah. Well, it ain’t something you want to brag about, you know.”
“Well, I don’t really go around bragging about that,” he continued. “It happened, and it’s something that I don’t deny, you know, but I don’t bring it up all the time.”
Chip told the outlet that Nelson told him “not to ever tell anybody” about their night on the White House roof.