UPDATE: Snoop has reacted to Em by leaving a comment on a Eminem fan account’s Instagram page.
If you remember, back in July, Snoop did an interview with The Breakfast Club where he said that Eminem was not in his top 10 rappers of all time. At the end of the topic, Snoop said, “But when you’re talking about this hip-hop sh*t that I can’t live without, I can live without that.”
That is something that Eminem didn’t like, he has revealed in a new interview with Shade 45. Eminem rapped about Snoop on the standout song ‘Zeus’: “Last thing I need is Snoop doggin’ me/Man, Dogg, you was like a damn god to me/Nah, not really/I had ‘dog’ backwards.” It looks like Snoop subliminally did respond to Eminem via this Instagram post.
Eminem on Shade 45 today addressing how he felt about Snoop’s comments on The Breakfast Club.
“It confused me because bro we’re on the same team and I’ve never in my entire career said a disrespectful word about Snoop Dogg” pic.twitter.com/Oj6WTKcjf5
— yani ♡ (@shadyfenty_) December 31, 2020
Em is now explaining why he rapped those lyrics on his song. “Everything he said, by the way, was fine, up to a point,” Em said. “Him saying Dre made the best version of me, absolutely, why would I have a problem with that? Would I be here without Dre? F*ck no, I wouldn’t. The rappers he mentioned from the ‘90s — KRS One, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap — I’ve never said I could f*ck with them.”
“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 f*ck? It threw me for a loop,” Em continued. “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. It just caught me off-guard.” Watch the clip above.
Regarding the Rihanna lyric on the leaked song (‘Things Get Worse’) where he sides with Chris Brown in the case of the assault (“Of course I side with Chris Brown, I’d beat a bitch down too”), Eminem says he had to apologize for it as he recorded that during the Relapse era and doesn’t even remember writing it. “First, I don’t know how somebody got it. Second of all, I have zero recollection of even remembering doing that verse. Like, the rhyme schemes didn’t even sound familiar to me, so I was caught off-guard.”
Marshall said he doesn’t want to make any excuses for it and is owning up to his mistake. “I’m not making excuses for it. I said it, and I was wrong for saying it. It was f*cking stupid.” Watch the full interview below. In case you missed it, check out his chat with Zane Lowe here where he spoke on his favorite rappers, cassette collection and more.