Longtime west coast rapper Kurupt recently spoke to MTV’s “RapFix Live” about Snoop Dogg’s name-change to Snoop Lion.

Kurupt stated, “It’s all Snoop. We’re men first and Snoop elevates, and every time he elevates, he gives us an opportunity to be a part of that elevation through his music.”

Kurupt added, “I love Snoop and where he is right now. I think that he’s a lot more calm about himself and things that he does, but it’s all still Snoop.”

Check out the complete Kurupt appearance on RapFix Live online at MTV.com.