During a Zoom appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Monday night, Snoop Dogg reminisced about his friend DMX, who died last Friday at age 50.

Snoop said it “meant the world” to share the stage with his friend of nearly three decades during their record-breaking Verzuz battle last July.

“Because it gave the world a chance to see two dogs that naturally loved each other celebrate each other in the name of hip-hop,” Snoop recalls. “You’re seeing a lot of interaction between me and him engaging in our songs. You’re seeing conversations and a lot of love.”

“And we had God in the building with us that night and that makes me feel good about DMX’s transition to know he’s off to a better place and he’s finally got his angel wings,” he adds. 

Snoop vividly remembers meeting X at a 1994 concert and hitting the studio afterwards, where X “brought up a story that was so deep and instrumental to our relationship.”  That story led to DMX’s Billboard Hot 100 hit “Get At Me Dog,” which Snoop calls “one of [X’s] biggest hood records.” 

“We keep hip-hop alive and legends never die,” Snoop continued. “Their souls will contend to bless the world and he was a great spirit. He always looked out for everybody. He always prayed for everybody.”

DMX, whose birth name is Earl Simmons, died April 9 after suffering a heart attack. The rapper had been hospitalized on life support and never recovered.

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