On Thursday (Dec. 31), Eminem was on Shade45 Radio to discuss Snoop's comment from 2020 July interview on The Breakfast Club where he remarked, "[Dr. Dre] has probably put Eminem in the position to where he could be one of the top 10 rappers ever. I don't think so, but the game feels like he's top 10 lyricists and all that that comes with it. But, that's just because he's with Dr. Dre and Dr. Dre helped him find the best Eminem that he could find."
Snoop Dogg reacts to Eminem’s diss on “Zeus”
Em said in the Shade45 interview that he had no issue with that assertion. "Everything he said, by the way, was fine, up to a point," Em explained of Snoop around the 30-minute mark of the interview. "Him saying I'm not in his top 10 because there are some rappers in the ’90s I can't fuck with...A: Him saying Dre made the best version of me, absolutely, why would I have a problem with that? Would I be here without Dre? Fuck no, I wouldn’t. The rappers he mentioned from the ’90s—KRS One, Big Daddy Kane, [Kool] G Rap—I’ve never said I could fuck with them. I never said that."
Shady went on to say what didn't sit well was how Snoop was speaking. "I think it was more about the tone he was using that caught me off guard ’cause I'm like, where is this coming from?" he continued. "I just saw you. What the fuck? It threw me for a loop. Again, I probably could've gotten past the whole tone and everything, but it was the last statement where he said, 'Far as music I can live without, I can live without that shit.' Now you’re being disrespectful. It just caught me off guard. I wasn't ready for that."
Snoop Dogg Responds to Eminem Explaining Why He Dissed Him
Em openly addressing Snoop's comments. "Zeus."
"And, as far as squashing beef, I'm used to people knocking me/But, just not in my camp," Em raps. "And diplomatic as I'm tryna be/Last thing I need is Snoop dogging me/Man, Dogg, you was like a (Yeah) damn god to me/Nah, not really (Haha)/I had 'dog' backwards/But I'm starting to think, all these people takin' shots at me/Shit, it's no wonder."