Eminem reveals he and Snoop Dogg ended their ‘little issue’ after close friend Dr Dre suffered brain aneurysm
The dispute reportedly stemmed from Snoop's appearance on 'Bitch Please II,' a track on Eminem's 2000 album 'The Marshall Mathers LP,' which also featured Dr Dre and Xzibit
Dr Dre's medical issue from 2021 has helped Eminem and Snoop Dogg repair their relationships. The "little issue" between Eminem and Snoop Dogg was settled when their close friend and fellow artist Dr Dre suffered a brain aneurysm last year.
The rappers, who collaborated more than two decades ago, had a long-simmering conflict that peaked in 2020 when public remarks by Snoop, 50, mocking Eminem, 49, prompted the star to berate Snoop in his rhymes. But the hip-hop icons were motivated to let bygones be bygones after Dr Dre, 57, suffered a brain aneurysm and spent two weeks in intensive care, Eminem explained. “We were like, ‘Bro, this is stupid. This is stupid as hell to be feuding right now,'” the 'Rap God' singer said on 'Paul Pod: Curtain Call 2.' Although they both concluded the dispute wasn't worth it, Eminem stated he couldn't remember who phoned who first to start the chat. “I think there was a miscommunication at the time in regards to him being on my album ‘The Mathers LP,’ ‘Bitch Please II'. I think he wanted to do something with me, and maybe gave you the idea or something, and you just said something to the effect of, ‘Let’s hear what the song is first. Let’s hear what the type of song is,'" he recalled.
In January 2021, Dre, 57, was admitted to Cedars-Sinai. The music mogul said he was "doing great and getting excellent care" from his medical staff in a statement to Page Six while he recovered. “Thanks to my family, friends, and fans for their interest and well wishes. I will be out of the hospital and back home soon. Shout out to all the great medical professionals at Cedars. One Love!!” Dr Dre's statement read.
Snoop praised Eminem and apologized to him for the statements in an appearance with The Breakfast Club in October 2021. "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. 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 further added: "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!"
A year later, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J Blige, 50 Cent, and Kendrick Lamar performed together at the Super Bowl halftime show.