Rapper Snoop Dogg has found an unlikely pal to help him perfect his baking skills - U.S. lifestyle queen Martha Stewart.

The culinary expert reveals she has struck up a friendship with the Gin and Juice hitmaker and they have bonded over their shared love of brownies, although the hip-hop star's sweet treats have one extra ingredient - marijuana.

She tells U.S. breakfast show Today, "I hang out with Snoop, like... he has time for me. We like to bake brownies together. They are green (with marijuana), they're green actually."