More than a year after making triggering comments about Eminem on “The Breakfast Club,” Snoop Dogg revisited the morning show to give fans an update on their well-documented quarrel. During his nearly 40-minute long interview, the Doggystyle emcee revealed that he apologized to Em and took accountability for his part in the back-and-forth.
“Man I love Eminem. And the thing is, we love hip hop so much, we competitive,” he explained. “We battle rappers, so that was supposed to trigger that in him. But we brothers, and we family so we learn to appreciate each other for what we do, and we get down and we had a long conversation about the respect that we have for each other and the way we need to talk in public about each other.”
Snoop and Slim Shady are slated to headline the Super Bowl halftime show next year, but the two were previously at odds after the West Coast emcee failed to include Eminem in his list for Top 10 rappers of all time.
“[Dr. Dre] probably put Eminem in the position that he would be considered one of the Top 10 rappers ever,” Snoop told “The Breakfast Club” in the summer of 2020. “I don’t think so, but the game thinks that he’s a Top 10 lyricist and everything that comes with it. That’s just because he’s with Dr. Dre.”
The “Stan” lyricist subsequently released “Zeus” — a diss track he wrote after hearing Snoop’s “disrespectful” comment.
“I think it was more about the tone he was using that caught me off-guard ‘cause I’m like, where is this coming from? I just saw you, what the fuck? It threw me for a loop,” the Detroit star explained on his Shade 45 radio station. “I probably could’ve gotten past the whole tone and everything, but it was the last statement where he said, ‘Far as music I can live without, I can live without that shit.’ Now you’re being disrespectful.”