Biggest Snoop Dogg feuds – Eminem clash, Iggy Azalea cornrows spat and Trump row
Snoop Dogg is revered for his kindly nature and various film appearances outside of his iconic rap career.
The star has appeared in everything from family feature film animation The Addams Family to hit teen drama 90210.
And it’s fair to say that this image has given him a reputation for being approachable – and the last person you’d expect to be engaged in numerous feuds with other celebrity stars.
But Snoop has actually had plenty of beef with other rappers and celebs over the years – from his public row with Eminem to his blasting of Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea’s appearance.
We take a look into his most iconic feuds over the years.
Snoop Dogg’s feud with Eminem first came about when he insisted the rapper wouldn’t make his personal list of the top 10 rap stars of all time.
Speaking in an interview with The Breakfast Club, Snoop said: "[Dr. Dre] has probably put Eminem in the position to where he could be labelled as one of the Top 10 rappers ever.
"I don’t think so, but the game feels like he’s Top 10 lyricist and all that comes with it – but that’s just because he’s with Dr. Dre and Dr. Dre helped him find the best Eminem he could find."
Eminem didn’t hesitate to hit back at the rap star on his 2020 EP Music to be Murdered By: Side B – and on it was the track Zeus, which took aim at Snoop Dogg.
The lyrics include: "And, as far as squashing beef, I’m used to people knocking me.
"But, just not in my camp.
"And diplomatic as I’m tryna be… last thing I need is Snoop dogging me.
"Man, Dogg, you was like a damn God to me / Nah, not really, I had ‘dog’ backwards!"
Eminem cleared up the lyrics later that year, as he explained on SiriusXM radio channel Shade 45: “Everything he said, by the way, was fine, up to a point.
"Him saying Dre made the best version of me, absolutely. Why would I have a problem with that? Would I be here without Dre? F*** no, I wouldn’t."
He explained: "I think it was more about the tone he was using that caught me off guard, because I’m like, ‘Where is this coming from? I just saw you, what the f***?’ It threw me for a loop.
"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 s**t.’
"Now you’re being disrespectful. It just caught me off-guard," Eminem concluded.
However, it now seems like the pair have gotten past their row, as Snoop announced earlier this year that they are "good", and "still friends."
Opening up on the alleged feud, Snoop said: "I think that’s family business and I don’t want to make it more than what it is."
Eminem revealed his own feelings in the remix to Killer, which he raps alongside Jack Harlow and Cordae.
The lyrics state: "Just called Snoop and I talked to him, we all cool/Dre, me, and the Dogg good, Doc, we got you."
And thankfully, Snoop reposted the track to his Instagram Stories – signalling that they’ve definitely moved past the drama.
In recent days, Snoop has even teased an Eminem collaboration on his latest release, which is "a whole other level".
Snoop also didn’t hesitate to hit out at Australian rap star Iggy Azalea.
He fired his first shot in 2014 when he took to Instagram mocking a paparazzi snap of Iggy without makeup on.
The photo showed the star wearing a wide-brimmed black hat with her blonde hair falling in loose waves around her face, wearing a gold necklace and woollen green top.
Snoop then posted a picture to the ‘Gram which looked to be of an albino woman with cornrows in her hair, with the caption: "Iggy Azalea no make up."
Iggy took aim at the rapper on Twitter afterwards, writing: "Why would you post such a mean pic on Insta when you send your bodyguards to ask me for pictures every time we are at shows together?
"My bodyguard stopped the fire truck that saved your friend’s life in Canada when he almost burnt down the hotel," she added.
"Every time I’ve ever spoken to you you’ve always been nice," the Fancy rapper continued. "I’m disappointed you’d be such an a** for no reason."
But Iggy added she wasn’t "fuming mad" at anyone after a TMZ headline appeared to exaggerate the beef between them.
However, Snoop Dogg wasn’t finished lashing out at Iggy – real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly – as he later compared her to Marlon Wayans’ undercover character in 2004 comedy White Chicks.
He also dubbed Nicki Minaj the only relevant female rapper, posted snaps of himself wearing a blonde wig to mock Iggy, and verbally abused her using the C-word and saying she "wanna b black".
Iggy branded him "like that guy that asks for your number and then says you ugly when you say no."
However, Snoop Dogg finally apologised for his behaviour on an Instagram video, writing: "It’s over I’m bac on my cool… no harm no foul.
"Much love @troubleman31t respect sorry about that."
In the video, Snoop said: "I just got off the phone with my homeboy Tip, the king of Atlanta, and it’s officially over. No more bad talk. I apologise. Yeah, I apologise, I’m sorry. I won’t do it again."
Iggy clearly wasn’t holding grudges, as she responded on social media: "I appreciate the apology @snoopdogg. Let that be that people, time to focus on the positive things I’ve got going on. No time to dwell on the negative."
The rapper also had some choice words for former US president Donald Trump, as he hit out on Instagram: "So, me and my homeboys sittin’ up here talkin’ about all the people that President Trump disrespected.
"Women, gays, transgenders, Blacks, Mexicans, Asians, and now veterans."
He added: "Hm. Seems like he’s disrespecting every colour in the world and everything that ain’t what he is, which is a racist."
Snoop also announced that he would vote for the first time ever in 2020, admitting: "I can’t stand to see this punk in office one more year."
He also appeared in the TV special Comedy Central’s Roast of Donald Trump, on which he remarked back in 2011: "Now he’s talking about running for President. Why not? It wouldn’t be the first time he kicked a black family out of their house."
Trump also hit back at Snoop in one of his legendary Twitter rants, after he made a video clutching a prop gun and holding it to the head of a clown named President Ronald Klum, who closely resembled Trump.
Trump tweeted: "Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!"
However, Snoop did have some praise for Trump too, as he said of the former president and his aides: "I love what they did" in reference to Trump granting clemency to Death Row Records co-founder Michael ‘Harry O’ Harris.
The music mogul was freed from prison as Trump’s pardon cut his sentence by seven years – having been imprisoned since 1988.
Snoop said: "That’s great work for the president and his team on the way out."
Snoop Dogg was the breakout solo artist signed to Suge Knight’s Death Row Records label – and though they successfully worked together for a number of years, things soon turned sour between the pair.
The record label found itself entrenched in controversy after Knight was imprisoned back in 1996 after being found guilty of racketeering.
2Pac – who was also signed to the label – was also murdered that same year, and after Snoop was acquitted of a gang-related murder in February 1996 he decided he wanted to move away from the gangsta lifestyle.
Instead, he began to diss Knight on tracks like Pimp Slapp’d, admitting in an interview: "I was working against the devil” in relation to his former label.
He also added: "I’m not gonna glorify none of this negativity that Death Row [Records] wanted me to do."
Snoop said of Suge in the early 200s: “He used to be a CEO now he’s just an inmate."
Before Suge was released from prison in 2001, he said the rap lifestyle would become the “wild wild west” and insisted: “I’ve got plenty of scores to settle.”
Things got even scarier as Suge released an album which seemed to hint at danger for Snoop.
The Death Row collection of Snoop's formerly unreleased tracks entitled Dead Man Walkin', adorned with a snap of Snoop on the cover.
Today, though, the pair seem to have mostly settled their beef – with Snoop even paying tribute to his former boss on the track Bygones Be Bygones.
However, Suge is now back behind bars after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter after a fatal hit-and-run in 2015.
He is scheduled to be eligible for parole in July 2037 after being sentenced to 28 years in jail back in 2018.
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