By Maurice Bobb
Miley Cyrus already proved to millions that she knows how to twerk it, so a guest spot on Snoop Lion’s new single, “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks,” from his upcoming reggae album, Reincarnated, shouldn’t be a surprise.
“I did a song with Snoop and it’s coming out very, very soon…I can finally say I’m going to have a song with Snoop coming very soon,” Cyrus told Ryan Seacrest about recording with Snoop. “It’s recorded, done. I’m so excited! He was in Europe when he was recording but he’s here this weekend so I’m pretty excited I’m going to take a bunch of my friends and go hang out.”
The Major Lazer-produced track finds Snoop reminiscing about all the loved ones he’s lost, whether it was due to a break-up or losing a friend or a family member, urging listeners to empathize with his plight with the line, “You never miss what you have until it’s gone.”
Miley, for her part, holds up well, singing on the chorus, “So raise a glass to the memories and set ‘em free and fill up all those ashtrays.”
The dancehall-inspired ode features additional vocals from Angela Hunte and percussion by The Police’s Stewart Copeland. The West Coast legend’s new LP, which features the poignant non-violence song “No Guns Allowed,” and guest spots from Drake, Chris Brown, T.I. and Busta Rhymes, is available for pre-order now on iTunes and hits retailers on April 23.