The Rising Tension Between Eminem and Snoop Dogg Explained

Eminem PortraitIn late December 2020, a feud between the rap legends started after an interview over the radio. Over the last few weeks, the tension has moved from the press to music to social media timelines. Eminem and Snoop Dogg have a long history with one another. Both having come up as collaborators with Dr. Dre, the two have crossed paths many times over the years, even collaborating on records like “B**ch Please II” and touring together. A storyline that began as an offhand comment has continued to develop for weeks. Here is a breakdown of the recent events.

Jul 29, 2020: Snoop Dogg Claims Eminem is Not on His Top 10 Rappers List

Snoop Dogg on The Breakfast Club
Snoop Dogg turned heads when he revealed this during an interview on “The Breakfast Club.” This huge revelation was made after Snoop began praising Dr. Dre for discovering new talent. Snoop then mentioned Eminem as an example of a career that had been launched by Dre. He claims that white rappers have zero respect for rap. Then, he claims that Eminem is only put at the top 10 lyricists only because he is with Dr. Dre.

Dec 18, 2020: Eminem Disses Snoop Dogg on “Zeus”

"Music To Be Murdered By: SIde B" album cover
By the end of 2020, Eminem returned with “Music to be Murdered By: Side B,” the deluxe edition of his January 2020 album. It includes the song “Zeus,” which notably took a shot at Snoop. On the track, some lyrics are directed straight to Snoop.

Dec 31, 2020: Eminem Explains Why He Dissed Snoop

After so many questions by the fans, Eminem finally opened up about the suspected beef. During the conversation on his Sirius XM radio channel, Shade45, he revealed that he was slightly offended by Snoop’s comments. Although he said that he wasn’t hurt by Snoop having an opinion, Em claims that Snoop “rubbed him the wrong way.” Eminem clearly says that Snoop is disrespectful and caught him off-guard.

Jan 2, 2021, Snoop Dogg reacts to Eminem’s Diss

Snoop Dogg's comment on Instagram
Just when people thought the dust had begun to settle, Snoop Dogg decided to respond to Shade 45’s interview. Eminem fan account shared Em’s comments on Instagram, Snoop wrote in the comments section, “Pray I don’t answer that soft a** sh**.”