Snoop Dogg is currently prepping the release of his new album The Algorithm dropping November 12. While in New York for a promo run, the Def Jam exec stopped by The Breakfast Club on Wednesday (Oct. 27) to promote the album as well as talk about a few things including his new role as Executive Creative and Strategic Consultant for Def Jam Records, how the epic Super Bowl 56 Halftime performance lineup with Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige & Eminem happened and his relationship with Dr. Dre.
Around the 14th minute mark the legendary rapper spoke about his beef with Eminem and how they squashed it.
“Man, I love Eminem! The thing is that we love Hip Hop so much, we competitive, we battle rappers, so that was supposed to trigger that in him,” Snoop said of leaving him out of his top 10 rappers list. “But we brothers and we family so we learned to appreciate each other for what we do and how 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 Eminem were at loggerheads last year after he told Charlamagne on The Breakfast Club that Eminem isn’t on his list of top ten rappers of all time. Eminem felt some type of way about it and responded to Snoop’s comments on his 2020 album Music To Be Murdered By: Side B. “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,” he rapped on “Zeus.
According to Snoop, his comments were out of pocket and he made a mistake.
“I felt like I was out of pocket. I apologized to him and I let him know that I’m just bettering myself. I make mistakes, I ain’t perfect, I’m Snoop Dogg.”
Elsewhere in the interview Snoop refelcted on his mother’s passing and what he’s learned during the pandemic.
“I just lost my mom a couple of days ago,” he said. “It’s heavy on my heart but at the same time I know that these are things that she loved for me to do. To make people smile, to make people laugh, to spread joy. So the pandemic taught me to love people more, to be more up close and personal, and to be more understanding. Because there’s a lot of mental health going on. We all have it but we just ashamed to say it.”
Watch Snoop’s full interview below.