Snoop Dogg Counts Miley Cyrus Among ‘Greatest Musicians of All Time’

19 04 2013

Miley Cyrus’ evolution is a work in progress, and she can add another ally to her star-studded support team. Snoop Dogg, who Reincarnated himself as reggae artist Snoop Lion after 21 years in the game, called Miley one of the “greatest musicians and personalities of all time.”

On the red carpet for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, Snoop shared that his new track “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” featuring Cyrus, was such a good fit because both artists are turning over a new leaf, as it were.

“It’s basically what we are both going through right now,” he said, before introducing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ performance at the main show (in a cloud of smoke, of course). “We’re both going through transformation, we both love making music and doing what we do and speaking from our hearts, and it’s just a great collaboration.”

With lyrics such as “Now my buzz is gone and I need to re-up on reality/ Can’t let them see me weak/ I need to pause on it/ Is there any possibility that everyone feels like me?” it seems like Miley is certainly going through some growing pains. The new song will be on Snoop’s forthcoming album, though Miley has been in the studio working with everyone from Tyler, the Creator to Pharrell Williams on her next project as well.

Tha Doggfather had some fatherly love for Miley, who has taken a lot of heat recently. The press won’t cut the girl a break over her allegedly rocky romance with fiancé Liam Hemsworth, but Snoop called himself a fan of the young star.

She loves what I do and I really love what she do, and for us to come together is very bold and courageous,” he said.

Snoop said he understands that it’s been tough for Miley to grow up in the spotlight, and the negative attention she has garnered might be a little unfair.

“She was one of the greatest musicians and personalities of all time,” he said. “People just expect so much from her because they’ve been watching her whole life from a kid. She’s just ready to be an adult and have fun and express herself, and I support her.”

Buy Ashtrays & Heartbreaks on iTunes!

ALSO, Miley Cyrus And French Montana make sweet music together:

Here are three Miley Cyrus facts for you: Miley Cyrus has worked with some of the biggest names in hip-hop (including Wiz Khalifa, Tyler the Creator and Pharell Williams). Miley Cyrus is highly respected by Snoop Lion. Miley Cyrus is buddies with French Montana and they get high together. At least, that’s what the Bad Boy rapper told MTV Hive this week.

When asked about how they came to be hanging out at South by Southwest this year, French said: “That’s my dog. That’s my peoples. We became friends at the Clive Davis Grammy party. I was sitting there with Puff. She was sitting there with Wiz [Khalifa]. She just kept looking at me laughing, I kept on looking at her laughing. I said, “What you laughing at?” She said, “I know you high like me.” After that, we became mad cool. I went over to the studio, just kicking it.”

Besides dishing on the (drug-induced) beginnings of their friendship, Montana, whose debut album, Excuse My French, is out in about a month (May 21), confirmed that he and the “Hannah Montana” actress are collaborating. “Yeah. We working on something now,” he said. “That’s just cool peoples.”

Miley is certainly “cool peoples” these days, and that’s a very modest compliment compared to the one Snoop Lion gave her. The former Disney star teamed up with the rapper-turned-reggae artist for his single, “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks” from his upcoming album, Reincarnated. He said that Miley is “one of the greatest musicians and personalities of all time”.

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