Rapper Snoop Dogg reached out to troubled British singer Amy Winehouse at the height of her personal problems as he felt compelled to help her turn her life around.
The Back To Black hitmaker spent several years grappling with a crippling drug addiction, and her troubles were fuelled by health woes and a divorce from husband Blake Fielder-Civil.
She finally kicked her bad habits by spending an extended vacation in the Caribbean and is now said to be plotting a musical comeback.
Snoop Dogg was rumoured to have been planning a collaboration with Winehouse back in 2009 and he has now revealed the studio sessions never happened due to her ongoing issues - but he attempted to help her sort out her problems.
He tells Britain's BBc Radio 1, "When she was down and out I tried to lift her up. When she was going through that little phase I was trying to be a friend... (I said to her) 'Come to the studio with me and I'll get your spirit back right and get you back in the right mode and the right mentality'... It (the studio sessions) didn't happen but she did get her life back right. It was just concern, knowing that if I helped get her in the studio I could get a private moment with her and let her know she's got some real friends."