Snoop enjoyed recording a duet with Miley

Snoop Dogg is a big Miley Cyrus fan – and even ranks her amongst the musical greats.

Snoop recently collaborated with Miley, 20, on new track Ashtrays And Heartbreaks and he can understand why the former Disney starlet wants a more grown-up image.

‘She was one of the greatest musicians and personalities of all time,’ says Snoop, 41.

‘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.’

Snoop, who has recently been performing under the name Snoop Lion, says his duet with Miley is based on their similar situations in life.

‘It’s basically what we are both going through right now,’ the rapper tells MTV News.

‘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.

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

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