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.
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“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.”