During an interview with Logan Paul and crew, Snoop Dogg recalled how he found out that his friend and Death Row labelmate Tupac Shakur had been shot in Las Vegas in 1996. Suge Knight – who was driving with Pac and was also shot – alerted Snoop to the news.
While Suge tried to assure Snoop that Pac was going to be good, Snoop realized the dire nature of the incident as soon as he saw Pac in the hospital. "When I walked in, I could just feel like he wasn't even there," he said. Snoop fainted and Pac's mom Afeni woke him up and told him to be strong.
She told him, "My baby ain't never seen you weak," and made sure he knew that Pac loved him. Earlier that year, the pair dropped "2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted," a lead single from Pac's final album 'All Eyez of Me.' Snoop and Pac had also talked about opening up a restaurant together.
Sadly, Snoop admitted that he and Pac weren't on the best terms when he passed. After having more than 25 years to reflect on why, he thinks one of the reasons is because he made the decision to live rather than consider death, nodding to the contrast between 'Tha Doggfather' and Pac's 'Makaveli.'
Recall that Snoop caused some controversy a decade ago when he debuted a Tupac hologram at his Coachella set alongside Dr. Dre and others. Nas called the stunt "genius" at the time, though many music fans have since soured on the idea of holograms depicting deceased artists.
Snoop brought things full circle earlier this year with the announcement that he had acquired Death Row Records and its catalog. While the rights to Pac's music went back to his estate, Snoop is hoping to negotiate a new deal. (Death Row's tunes generated $6 million in 2021!)
Elsewhere in his 'Impaulsive' interview, Snoop referred to Kendrick Lamar as the new king of the West Coast. Back in 2011, Snoop and Dr. Dre "passed the torch" to him during a concert.
They would later perform at the Super Bowl together.