Snoop Dogg is eager to patch up his differences with MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT - and give the rap mogul a helping hand in reviving his career.

Snoop, once the number one artist on Knight's DEATH ROW record label, walked away from his contract in the late 1990s, which sparked a long-running war of words between the two. But now SIGNS rapper Snoop, real name CALVIN BROADUS, says he's older and wiser and ready to end the feud.

Last month (APR05), he organised a summit for West Coast artists called the PROTECT THE WEST CONFERENCE, and the agenda for attendees such as The Game, MACK 10, DAZ and Kurupt was eliminating their feuds with other members of the rap business.

He tells MTV NEWS, "Suge didn't show up, but you know, as far as we're both concerned, we don't have no problems with each other no more. We're just trying to move forward because he's trying to do business.

"They're trying to take him out the game, and I don't want to see him go out of the game like that because I've got love for him. He gave me opportunity when nobody else would. I'm a grown man now, so I've learned to forgive people for what they've done, for what they know not.

"I feel like I can help him like he helped me. It's just a matter of us trying to come together and me looking at the situation. You know, when you see a brother down, do you kick him or do you give him a hand? I was taught to give him a hand. So I'm just trying to help. I don't have any problem with Suge Knight, Death Row Records, more power to them. I wish them success and luck."

Knight has yet to comment.

24/05/2005 09:11