Snoop Dogg: Miley Cyrus Is One of the Music Greats (VIDEO)

Rapper, Snoop Dog has described Miley Cyrus as one of the "greatest musicians and personalities of all time" in a recent interview with MTV, heaping praise on the young former-Disney singer.

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(Photo: AP / Jeff Christensen, file)Hip hop artist Snoop Dogg appears on stage during MTV's 'Total Request Live' show at the MTV Times Square Studios, in this Nov. 14, 2006, file photo in New York. People are beginning to criticize the influence of rap and hip-hop following the recent controversy with Don Imus. Snoop Dogg contends that the circumstances are different, so parallels should not be drawn between the two.

Cyrus seems to have gained a big fan in Snoop, after recently performing a duet with the rapper on their release, "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks."

The 20 year old singer-actress has had many similar experiences in her life to the rap star, Snoop explained.

"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," Snoop Dogg (also more recently known as Snoop Lion) told MTV.

About his name change, Snoop Dogg has said that he was renamed Snoop Lion by a reggae priest.

The rapper praised the young singer, more than two decades younger than him, using words such as "bold," "courageous," and "love," as well as "the greatest."

Earlier this month Cyrus was also in the news for her relationship with fiancé Liam Hemsworth.

Cyrus and Hemsworth were reported to have put their wedding on hold to work on their relationship.

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(Photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok)Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles August 28, 2011.

The Hollywood couple were reportedly planning on walking down the aisle in Palm Springs, Calif., but a recent cheating scandal put strain on their relationship.

Hemsworth, 23, has yet to publicly address claims suggesting he had a secret tryst with actress January Jones, 35.

"They were supposed to get married in June but there have been so many problems with them, they thought it was best to work out their issues before making such a big commitment," a source told Life & Style magazine.

"They aren't ready. Their families are both concerned. They don't want to see Miley and Liam get married and then get divorced," the source continued, adding, "they're very young to be getting married."

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