Taking to his Instagram page on Monday (May 29), the No Limit head honcho shared that while he certainly played a part in diffusing a horrible situation between Snoop and his former label Death Row Records, it was Tha Doggfather’s humility and willingness to listen to an elder that ultimately saved the day.
“We have to stop thinking out of emotions! We all We Got!” he wrote in the caption. “@snoopdogg is successful & where he’s at today is because he didn’t let pride stand in his way & wasn’t afraid to change and grow, salute to my brother and partner. #GODISGOOD look how God work now he own that same record company.”
Take a look at Master P’s thoughts below:
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Master P was referencing an interview that Snoop Dogg did with The Pivot podcast, which dropped on Tuesday (May 23). On the podcast, the Doggystyle rapper recounted the oft-told story about how the “Make Em Say Unhhh!” rapper talked him out of making a diss record against his then-former record label.
It’s a story that Snoop Dogg first began telling back in 2020 during a conversation with The Breakfast Club.
“Do you realize that that saved my life?” he told the popular syndicated morning radio show. “Master P saved my life. I was gonna put an album out called Fuck Death Row and Mack 10 was gonna give me a million dollars to put it out. I would go up there [to the office] to see Mack 10 and when I would go up there, I would have to pass by Master P’s No Limit shit. I passed by one day and Mystikal was in there.”
After one particular studio session, Master P asked how much money Snoop wanted for his work. He replied “15,” meaning $1,500.
“I come back the next day, Master P wrote me a check for $35,000,” he continued. “So I’m like, oh, I like this n-gga’s style. He called me to his office, he said ‘What you working on?’ I said, ‘I got this album called “Fuck Death Row.” This muthafucka hard.’”
But Master P thought it was a terrible idea. Snoop explained the No Limit boss closed the door to his office and warned Snoop, “You ain’t gon’ live to see that album out.” So, Snoop ultimately decided to shelve the album.
The West Coast legend conceded the album idea was “stupid” and led to nothing but “mass destruction” He concluded: “Thank God for Master P.”
For Master P’s part, his reason for warning Snoop against the diss record had more heavenly motives, as he explained that God told him, in that moment, to help him out.
“I’m about doing what’s right, man,” he told The Breakfast Club in a follow-up interview in 2020. “I told Snoop whatever you say about Suge Knight, that man put you on, put you in the game, so doing that would be a bad move because it’s all about integrity — you got to be thankful.”
He continued: “I think a lot of people aren’t thinking like that. You got to be thankful for the opportunities. I told him. I said: ‘When you’re the boss you can do whatever you want to do. You need to go boss up now.’ We don’t need to be getting into it with other Black men.”