“You know, me and Snoop had our little issue, and then when that thing happened with Dre—the brain aneurysm thing—we were like, ‘Bro this is stupid,’” Em explained to Rosenberg. The pair started to have problems not long after Snoop suggested Em isn’t on his top 10 rappers of all-time list, but they mostly kept it private. But that’s not what sparked the feud, which they ultimately decided to move past following Dre’s aneurysm in early 2021.
“‘This is stupid as hell to be feuding right now,’ so I don’t remember if I called him or he called me,” Eminem continued. “But we talked it out, and I think that there was a miscommunication at the time in regards to him being on my album The [Marshall] Mathers LP, [on] ‘Bitch Please II.’ I think he had wanted to do something with me and maybe gave you the idea or something, and you said something to the effect of, ‘Well let’s hear what the song is first.’ … I think he said that the way he took it was kind of like, ‘I don’t fuck with him.’”
Rosenberg said he doesn’t “exactly” remember the circumstances, but reiterated it was a miscommunication that came when Snoop approached them for the opportunity to collaborate. “Whatever I said or somebody else said, I don’t even think I said to him,” added Rosenberg. “I don’t remember talking to him but I may have talked to somebody on his team, and whatever I said was relayed back to him in a way that he didn’t like.”
Em said that when they had an opportunity to hash out their differences, he told Snoop that his 1993 debut album Doggystyle changed his life. They’ve since released their track “From the D 2 the LBC,” and also performed alongside Dr. Dre during the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show this year.
During the same interview with Rosenberg, Eminem briefly opened up about what it was like to work with the late Juice WRLD. Marshall was introduced to Juice through Rosenberg after they watched him rapping over some classic instrumentals of Em’s own music, which he said was “incredible.”
“He was just crushing these old Eminem instrumentals, and I was like, ‘Yo you gotta hear this kid he’s destroying your record,’” said Rosenberg. When they reached out to Juice, they got back what eventually became the hook for the Music to Be Murdered By single “Godzilla,” which was Juice’s first posthumous release following his death in 2019.
Watch both portions of the Eminem interview above.