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Miley Cyrus joins Snoop Lion for 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks' video

Miley Cyrus joins Snoop Lion for 'Ashtrays and Heartbreaks' video
Snoop Lion's new video with Miley Cyrus for "Ashtrays and Heartbreaks" salutes departed friends. (Toronto International Film Festival)

Snoop Lion and new BFF Miley Cyrus offer a salute -- and a toke? -- to departed friends in the video for their recent collaboration “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks” from “Reincarnation,” the new reggae album from Snoop Lion, a.k.a. Snoop Dogg.

The loping track is a melancholy meditation on loved ones who have died. "Seems like everyday we're putting more 6 feet underground," Snoop sings, while suggesting blazing as the way to memorialize them: "Tonight there's gonna be a whole lot of smoke in the air/blow it high for the ones who ain't here."

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Former child star Cyrus responds, "Now my buzz is gone/I gotta re-up on reality/Can't let them see me weak, I need to pause on it/ Is there any possibility that everyone feels like me?"

The video, which premieres today on Vevo, is a collage of images shot in the mean streets, showing homeless sleeping on sidewalks, barbed wire-topped chain link fences, shattering glass and brawling young men.

"So raise a glass to the memories and set 'em free," Snoop and Miley sing, "I'm gonna fill up all those ashtrays, fill up all those ashtrays."

Here's the video:

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