Rapper Snoop Dogg is a closet fan of tragic Latino singer Jenni Rivera.

The late star went to the same school as Snoop and he admits he has always enjoyed her music - a fact that often stumps friends and fans alike.

He explains, "Jenni Rivera went to Long Beach Polytechnic - the same school I went to - and her music was awesome. She made some awesome Latin music.

"I just love the way it sounds with the horns. You would say, 'That can't be coming out of his room!'"

Rivera died in a plane crash in Mexico in December (12).