West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg has confirmed recent buzz and speculation of ending his past feud with former Death Row Records owner Marion “Suge” Knight and rebuilding their relationship.
According to Snoop, he wanted to be a bigger man and finally put an end to their distanced relationship.
“I think time heals all wounds,” Snoop said in an interview. “And then being a bigger man and being one who accepts responsibility and right or wrong, I like saving lives, I don’t like to take lives. If that means putting my hand out saying I’m wrong, I apologize and we be cool, I’ll do that as opposed to me going behind my back, pulling a gun out and getting somebody or me doing something vicious to you.” (Skee TV)
Buzz behind their unexpected reunion heated up the Internet last month.
The picture was taken Monday night at AV Club in Los Angeles. Sources tell TMZ … Snoop had performed at the club that night … and Suge showed up to see the performance. After the show, we’re told Suge walked over to Snoop’s VIP table and the two hit it off like old times … hugging, laughing and taking pictures. (TMZ)
Snoop finally broke away from Suge’s Death Row Records in the late 1990’s.
In 1998, Snoop officially left Death Row and it was a very messy split. In an interview with the Long Beach Press-Telegram at the time, Snoop said, “I definitely feel my life is in danger if I stay in Death Row Records. That’s part of the reason why I’m leaving.” Snoop also told the Press-Telegram that he was planning to leave the label, “Because there’s nothing over there. Suge Knight is in jail, the president; Dr. Dre left and Tupac (Shakur) is dead. It’s telling me that I’m either going to be dead or in jail or I’m going to be nothing.” (RapFix)
Back in 2006, Dogg allegedly made a slew of accusations related to Knight.
In an upcoming interview with Rolling Stone, Snoop traced the source of his frustration to when Dr. Dre left Death Row to start his Aftermath record label. That move, coupled with Snoop’s defection to Master P’s No Limit Records, resulted in bad blood with Knight, who was serving a five year jail sentence at the time. “The n***a threatened my life when he was in jail,” Snoop revealed to the publication. “N***as tried to get at me at concerts; they put my address on a tape. He was gonna give a n***a a Benz if a n***a cut my hair. All kinda f****n’ with me.” (All Hip Hop Rumors)
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