'Pray I don't answer': Snoop Dogg taunts Eminem in escalating feud

Snoop Dogg has brushed off a diss by Eminem as "soft ass shit" as a feud between the pair escalates.

The two rappers have historically been friends and as recently as October, 2018 were photographed in a recording studio together - but they're beefing with each other to kick off 2021.

It started in mid-2020 when Snoop Dogg said in an interview that Eminem made music "he can live without", adding that the 'Not Afraid' hitmaker is not on his top 10 greatest hip-hop artists of all time. 

In December, Eminem responded with a verse in his track 'Zeus', saying: "As far as squashing beef I'm used to people knocking me / But just not in my camp / And diplomatic as I'm tryin' to be / Last thing I need is Snoop doggin' me / Man, Dogg, you was like a damn god to me / Meh, not really (haha) / I had dog backwards."

On Instagram, Snoop Dogg responded to a fan comment about the diss, stating: "Pray I don't answer that soft ass shit."

In an interview about 'Zeus' with his own Shade 45 radio station, Eminem elaborated on why he was hurt by Snoop Dogg's words.

"What the f**k? It threw me for a loop," he explained.

"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 shit.'

"Now you're being disrespectful. It just caught me off guard. I wasn't ready for that."

Snoop Dogg is far from apologetic, however, taunting Eminem with the "soft ass shit" comment.

Many hip-hop fans now await a response from the 'Rap God', who famously ended a high-profile 2018 beef with Machine Gun Kelly with his brutal diss track 'Killshot'.