Eminem Feuds With Drake, Snoop Dogg, And Iggy Azalea Explained
Born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, Eminem was at the height of his career considered to be one of the most volatile rappers on the planet. His controversial lyrics in regards to violence, especially against women, led to numerous lawsuits and also got him banned in some countries. That said, he has also been reported to have been involved in feuds with Drake, Iggy Azalea, and Snoop Dogg.
Starting with his beef with Snoop Dogg, the two were apparently at odds when Dr. Dre started collaborating and producing more albums with Eminem. This was after his discovery of the brilliant rapper. In Snoop Dogg’s “2 Minute Warning” lyrics, he included the following lines that seemed to be discrediting Eminem.
“Pop a beam like a M&M / So strong yet a ni**a thin/Rappers stay sayin Slim so Shady but ain’t talkin Eminem / So f**k you, him, and him/I was gangbangin befo’ a ni**a entered in/No facade, I went from the yard / To a three-car garage to, instant ménage.”
Eminem responded with his song “Cold Wind Blows,” in which he stated, “I’m nuts Michael Vick in this bi**h, dog fall back you mutts” in response. The alleged feud, however, didn’t get past that. But, just last year, Snoop Dogg said that he was not going to have Eminem on his album, but that was after seeing how Em “killed” (dominated) artists on their own songs.
He specifically cited “Renegade,” Jay Z’s song featuring Eminem stating, “He [Eminem] f**ked him [Jay-Z] awfully on that record. Completely. Like DAMN!, I don’t want Eminem on my album. I’m cool.”
The following are the clips in reference to this. On the Eminem and Iggy Azalea feud, it started in 2014 when Em included some controversial lyrics on the “Black Widow” singer in his song “Vegas.” In the clip, he shades Iggy Azalea and threatens rape. The following are the lyrics highlighting this.
“If I let you run alongside the Humvee / Unless you’re Nicki, grab you by the wrist, let’s ski / So what’s it gon’ be? Put that s**t away Iggy / You don’t wanna blow that rape whistle on me.”
Iggy Azalea responded with a tweet that read, “I’m bored of the old men threatening young women as entertainment trend and much more interested in the young women getting $ trend. Zzzz.” She also added the following, “Women in music have the bigger balls anyhow we endure much more harassment and critic… its especially awkward because my 14-year-old brother is the biggest Eminem fan and now the artist he admired says he wants to rape me. Nice!”
This was in November 2014. But in March 2015, Iggy Azalea publicly stated that she was happy Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album won the Best Rap Album Grammy Award. This was apparently because she was getting a lot of hate at the time and loathed that her album The New Classic would win the award. This was Iggy Azalea’s statement.
“I did not want to win that award. My speech would have been like, ‘F**k this. I don’t want it, take it. Get it away from me’. People already hate me enough. I do not need to be hated any more.”
This is as reported by the Mirror. Eminem is believed to have apologized for dissing her in his song “Guts Over Fear,” which featured lyrics that read as follows.
“It just breaks my heart to look at the all the pain I caused / But, what am I gonna do when the rage is gone? / And the lights go out in that trailer park / And I’m frozen ’cause there’s no more emotion for me to pull from / Just a bunch of playful songs that I made for fun.”
On the Drake and Eminem altercation, it apparently started after the Views singer’s interview with Ebro Darden of Hot 97. This was during the height of the Joe Budden and Drake feud. And the radio presenter asked Drake to respond to the rumor that Eminem, who had signed Joe to his label, was preparing to “bring him down.”
Drake’s answer, “He’d never do that. And if he did, I got something for him, too.” This stirred up the internet with many expecting an Eminem vs. Drake showdown. However, Eminem’s team dismissed the feud as non-existent and Ebro clarified that his question was in jest. As such, the feud never actually existed. Presently, Eminem, Iggy Azalea, Snoop Dogg, and Drake are in good terms.
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