In his statement, Snoop Dogg admits he ‘didn’t like’ 2PAC’S ‘HIT ‘EM UP’ Song.
During an Untold Stories interview with Big Boy, the rapper from Long Beach reminisced about his tumultuous association with his ex-labelmate from Death Row Records prior to his tragic demise in September 1996.
Snoop divulged that he had a positive relationship with ‘Pac up until a week prior to his death, but his favorable remarks towards Diddy and Biggie shortly thereafter caused a shift in their bond.
“Man, I’d say a week before he died, we was best of friends. Two days before he died, I don’t think he liked me,” he explained. “Because we was in New York and shit had happened. New York n-ggas had shot at me and did all kinds of shit to me, just the worst shit you could think of, and I forgave ’em.
“Then I went and did an interview and was asked how did I feel about Puffy and Biggie. I was like, ‘I like them n-ggas, I wanna do some music with ’em.’
“And that just rubbed cuz the wrong way, like, ‘N-gga, fuck them n-ggas, them n-ggas tried to kill me. N-ggas shot at you, and you talking about you wanna do a song with them n-ggas?’
He continued: “I wasn’t thinking about [2Pac’s] emotions, I was thinking about the way I felt at the time. I wasn’t into no controversy. I liked them n-ggas’ music, they was our friends, we was all friends at one point.
“There’s video footage of all of us hanging out. ‘Pac, Biggie, Puff, Suge [Knight], all of us together prior to Death Row, just on some regular shit. So that to me, I never seen myself getting involved.”
Due to this, Snoop Dogg did not appreciate Hit ‘Em Up, 2Pac’s spiteful 1996 song directed at Biggie, which intensified the rivalry between the East Coast and West Coast.
“Even when he played the video for me to ‘Hit ‘Em Up,’ even when he played ‘Hit ‘Em Up,’ the song, I didn’t like the song,” he said. “I didn’t like it. I didn’t like the shit. It wasn’t the shit to me. Like, you buying more problems, cuh. You buying problems. Gangstas is everywhere. They make ’em everywhere.”
He added: “I think he got to the mindstate that, ‘We the muthafuckas, and ain’t nobody like us.’ Always people like us everywhere.”
Kurupt, a colleague of 2Pac on Death Row, had his own thoughts about the song Hit ‘Em Up. According to him, 2Pac recorded the song right after the ex-wife of Biggie, Faith Evans, came to visit him in the studio.
“When ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ dropped, that was around the time everything was fresh. 2Pac and Biggie was fresh, because this was after Faith came to the studio,” he said in an interview with The Art of Dialogue. “She came to work and, you know, we was all looking like, ‘Damn! That’s Faith, cuz!’… Then he made ‘Hit ‘Em Up’ [laughs]. That fast.”
SNOOP DOGG ADMITS HE ‘DIDN’T LIKE’ 2PAC’S ‘HIT ‘EM UP’
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