Hip-hop has seen few beefs uglier than the one between Suge Knight and his former employee Snoop Dogg. After Snoop followed Dr. Dre off Death Row for Master P‘s then exploding No Limit Records, Suge made his feelings know to Snoop from behind bars.
“The nigga threatened my life when
he was in jail,” Snoop told Rolling Stone.
“Niggas tried to get at me at concerts; they put my address on a tape.
He was gonna give a nigga a Benz if a nigga cut my hair. All kinda
fuckin’ with me.”
When Suge got out of the clink in 2001 Snoop soon took it to Suge on Pimp Slapp’d, which appeared on his 2002 album Paid Tha Cost To Be Tha Bo$$. “I had to let him know I
didn’t give a fuck about none of that fake-ass power shit you was
supposed to be on, and all this money and all these Bloods you hidin’
behind. I felt like challenging him would either expose
his whole card or I would have to kill the nigga. And I was ready to do
it. That’s where I was with it. So when he got out of jail, I’m fuckin’
Snoop continued, “I stepped to him [four
years ago] at the BET Awards with my niggas, and he was more scared
than a motherfucker. That was the scenario when niggas knew the balance had
shifted. That’s when everybody felt like the floodgates was open on
Suge. Snoop dissed him in public, and he didn’t do nothing.”
Snoop added that it was Bishop Don Magic Juan who was responsible for convincing him to extend the olive branch. “Bishop kept saying, ‘I
don’t like that situation. Y’all need to talk.’ I
was like, ‘Fuck talking. Fuck that nigga.’ But after hearin’ him say it so
many times, it got to the point where I was on peace, like, ‘OK, I
ain’t tryin to fuck cuz up.’ A lot of niggas put fuel to the fire.
Bishop put water. It takes a grown man to do that.”