Xzibit Pays Respects to Dr. Dre Following Passing of Son

09/01/2008 at 04:00 PM ET

Rapper Xzibit has spoken out in support of his friend Dr. Dre after the tragic passing of his son André Young Jr. on August 23rd. Having also lost his own son in May, Xzibit explained that he is giving his friend some time to grieve and that he wouldn’t wish such a loss upon anyone. Learning from his own experience after Xavier‘s death, Xzibit added that when Dr. Dre is ready he will "step in and do whatever he asks."With the loss of a child uniting the friends, Xzibit adds that it is "unexplainable to someone who has never experienced it, how it feels to bury your child."

The loss that you experience "I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy," he explains. As he has in his own situation, Xzibit believes that this tragedy will make Dr. Dre hold on to the children he has "even tighter, because life is never promised."

Dr. Dre has four other children; sons Curtis, 26, Marcel, 17, and Truth, 11, and daughter Truly, 7.

Source: People

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Nancy S on

It is lovely to see someone like Xzibit talking out about a serious matter- and in such a sensitive way.
Often rappers like to act tough, and rarely speak from the heart – but then you see instances like this where they turn out to be loving and sensitive.

My heart go’s out to both Dr Dre and Xzibit.

SouthenBelle on

There is no greater heartache than losing a child. I lost my son three years ago and the pain, grief and loss never goes away. My faith has allowed me to goes on with my life and to be there for my husband, other children and family. My heart goes out to anyone who has lost a child of any age.

FAY on

dre also has a daughter who’s rap name is mena’j. she’s an older child as well…

i’m not sure if mena’j is her real name. but she shouldn’t be left out of his list of children