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The retired sportsman Snoop Dogg compares to Eminem

Snoop Dogg and Eminem are both close to Dr Dre. However, for a long time, the two feuded over a misunderstanding regarding a collaboration. Slim Shady and Snoop Dogg had a tenuous relationship over the years, according to Eminem.

Speaking to his manager Paul Rosenberg earlier this year for his podcast Paul Pod, the ‘Crack A Bottle’ rapper explained that the discord began with Snoop’s appearance on ‘Bitch Please II’, a track on Eminem’s 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LP that also featured Dr Dre and Xzibit.

Divulging how their fairly dormant feud began with a simple misunderstanding, Eminem revealed, “I think that there was a miscommunication at the time in regards to him being on my album.” The rapper continued, “I think he had wanted to do something with me, and you said something to the effect of, ‘Well, let’s hear what the song is first,’ and he said the way that he took it was… that I don’t fuck with him.”

The ‘Stan’ rapper (real name Marshall Mathers) then went on to clarify how Snoop had completely misinterpreted the situation revealing that he actually loves Snoop Dogg as he declared, “Doggystyle changed my life…[I’ve] looked up to him forever”.

Since Dr Dre’s aneurysm earlier this year, the two have ended their feud and even collaborated with their song ‘From The D To The LBC’, which featured on Eminem’s greatest hits album Curtain Call 2. Since then, the two have continued to complement each other, with Snoop even comparing Eminem to former basketball player Larry Bird.

Speaking on Eminem and sharing his admiration for the rapper in a recent appearance on the podcast Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith, Snoop compared Mathers and Bird stating, “He’s like Larry Bird cuz, remember when n*ggas used to act like that’s white boy sh*t, then all of a sudden that motherf*cker put 40 on your a**? Hey man, you know what, Larry Bird is a bad motherf*cker man.”

Snoop explained how the two are alike because they both defied the limited expectations black people had of them in their industries. Eminem within rap exceeded many black people, and Bird did the same within basketball and not only changed perspectives but challenged the status quo with their levels of excellence. You can listen to the full podcast with Snoop Dogg below.