We’re only three days into 2021 but it seems we already have another celebrity beef on our hands, with Snoop Dogg responding to Eminem’s diss explanation on song Zeus.
It all sort of kicked off last year when Snoop said Eminem wasn’t on his list of top 10 rappers of all time.
At the time, Snoop said that while Eminem may be one of the best lyricists, he believes Em’s success all came down to the platform Dr Dre had given him at the beginning of his career.
Hitting back in the form of song, of course, Eminem called out Snoop in track Zeus, rapping: ‘As far as squashing beef I’m used to people knocking me/But just not in my camp/And diplomatic as I’m tryin’ to be/Last thing I need is Snoop doggin’ me/Man, Dogg, you was like a damn god to me/Meh, not really (haha)/I had dog backwards.’
Responding to Snoop’s comments last week (yes, this is a lot to unpack), Eminem said on his own radio station Shade 45 that what he said about his rapping wasn’t an issue ‘up to a point.’
He explained: ‘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**k 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**k with them.’
He then pondered where Snoop’s comment had come from, adding: ‘I just saw you, what the f**k? It threw me for a loop.
‘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 sh*t.” Now you’re being disrespectful. It just caught me off-guard.’
Not letting this one lie, Snoop has now responded to an Instagram question from an Eminem fan page, @eminemfact, which asked fans to chime in on whether the rapper was being disrespectful.
Commenting directly on the post, Snoop wrote: ‘Pray I don’t answer that soft a** s**t.’
Speaking on The Breakfast Club in July last year, Snoop called Dre ‘the dopest producer in hip hop’, adding: ‘Eminem! The Great White Hope! White rappers had zero respect in rep. Let’s keep that one thou-wow.’
He continued: ‘[Dre] has probably put Eminem in the position where he would be considered one of the top 10 rappers ever. I don’t think so, but the game feels like that he’s top 10 lyricists and all that that comes with it.
‘That’s just because he’s with Dr. Dre. and Dr. Dre helped him find the best Eminem that he could find.’