As Dre recuperated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Em and Snoop patched up a rift that had rumbled on for two decades.
In a new interview with his longtime manager Paul Rosenberg, for Paul Pod on SiriusXM, Marshall Mathers explained how illness precipitated a truce.
“Me and Snoop had our little problem, and then Dre, when Dre had that brain aneurysm thing,” Em explains, “we were like, ‘oh that’s stupid. It’s stupid as hell to be arguing right now.’
Calls were made. “We spoke out.”
Dre has been instrumental in both rappers’ careers, helping launch Eminem into the A-League with 1999’s The Slim Shady LPand get Snoop off with the title track from the 1992 film Deep Coverand then featuring him extensively on his influential solo albums The Chronic. Dre also produced Snoop’s debut solo album, 1993’s Doggy styleand the trio reunited for Dre’s 1999 album 2001.
The brouhaha reportedly started after Snoop’s assist on “Bitch Please II,” from Eminem’s Billboard 200 chart-topping 2000 album, Marshall Mathers LP.
“I think there was a miscommunication at the time about him being on my album,” Eminem says in the new interview. “I think he wanted to do something with me,” he shares — a return to favor that not only didn’t pan out, but Snoop’s camp took it as a diss.
That was never the case, Em and Rosenberg state.
“‘Bro, Doggy style“changed my life,” admits Eminem.
Fast forward to 2022 and all the bad blood has been washed away.
Social media lit up in August when Eminem posted a snap of himself, Snoop and Dre in the studiowith the caption “Just a couple of bros… hanging out.”
Earlier this year, Snoop, Dre and Em shared the stage with Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, and in June, Snoop and Slim Shady jumped on the mic for a cooperation tracks called “From D 2 the LBC”, celebrating their respective hometowns. The pair were set to reunite on the 2022 MTV VMAs stage last month to perform the new track.