SNOOP Dogg and Eminem became entangled in a feud in 2020 — but now they’re performing in the Super Bowl together.
The beef between the two rap legends started when Snoop Dogg, 50, admitted in an interview that he didn’t think Eminem, 49, was one of the greatest rappers of all time.
Snoop Dogg and Eminem will share the stage at the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show Credit: Getty
Eminem released a diss track named Zeus in 2020 in response to Snoop’s comments Credit: Getty
Snoop told The Breakfast Club that Eminem was not on his top 10 list for best rappers Credit: Getty Images – Getty
When Snoop told The Breakfast Club, the nationally broadcasted radio show, who he considered being the top 10 rappers of all time, Eminem was not on the list.
When Snoop was asked about the fellow Dr Dre protege, he said that the rapper’s success was largely due to his association with Dr Dre.
Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, added that he considered Eminem at the time to be “one of my teammates, one of my brothers,” but as far as his music is concerned, “I can live without that.”
Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, released a diss track named Zeus in 2020 in response to Snoop’s comments.
In the song, Eminem raps, “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 the last thing I need is Snoop doggin’ me.”
“Man, Dogg, you was like a d**n god to me / Man not really, I had dog backwards.”
On his Shade 45 radio station, Eminem also spoke about his altercation with Snoop, saying “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**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 s***.’ Now you’re being disrespectful.”
A few months later, Snoop addressed Eminem’s diss track in an interview with Andy Cohen, saying, “He said what he said [on “Zeus”], I respect that. We just going to keep it right there. It’s family business.”
He issued an apology a year after the public feud on The Breakfast Club once again, saying that the two had already worked it out privately.
Snoop said that hip hop is “competitive” and that his comments were “out of pocket.”
“I apologized to him, and I let him know and I’m just bettering myself. I make mistakes. I ain’t perfect, I’m Snoop Dogg.”
SHARING THE STAGE
Snoop and Eminem are slated to share a stage for the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show.
The rappers will also be joined by Dr Dre, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J Blige.
The performance will take place at The SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on February 13, 2022.
“Look at everybody who’s up there,” Snoop says. “And then look at what they mean to Dr. Dre. It’s a Dr. Dre presentation.”
“So we’re basically getting his back, coming through like his soldiers are supposed to line up, when the general say, ‘Line up.’”