Snoop Dogg is remembering his friend rapper DMX days after the famed entertainer’s untimely death.
The “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” hitmaker passed away at the age of 50 on Friday (April 9) “peacefully with family present after suffering a catastrophic cardiac arrest," according to a statement released by the hospital in White Plains, NY.
Snoop, a guest on the upcoming Friday (April 16) episode of NBC’s TODAY with Hoda & Jenna spoke highly of DMX and reminisced on how he moved with compassion. The two also previously joined together for a Verzuz battle in July 2020.
“I'd like to say that DMX was wanting to glorify his relationship with God and he was always pushing the right thing,” Snoop said. “He was always trying to help other people. That leads me to believe that's why God chose this angel to come back home with him.”
He continued: “He did his time out here. He did what he was supposed to do. He influenced, he inspired, and he represented. So, DMX, his soul will live on, and his music will live on, as well. We thank you, brother, for what you brought to us.”
Several other celebs have honored the late rapper following his passing including Gabrielle Union, Swizz Beatz and Chris Rock.
Union, who co-starred with DMX in the 2003 film Cradle 2 the Grave, shared an Instagram tribute on April 9 and described how the pair “shared love of dogs, cold beers, Golden Girls reruns, New Edition and adventures.”
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