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Apparently, Eminem isn’t one of Snoop Dogg’s top 10 MCs. During a recent interview, Snoop Dogg revealed why “the great white hope” didn’t make his list of favorite MCs.The LBC rapper said that he has love for Slim Shady. However, he said that there are other MCs more deserving and he credited his longtime collaborator Dr. Dre for giving the Detroit rapper the co-sign he needed to make it as a white rapper.

“White rappers had zero respect in rap,” Snoop dogg said. “[Dre] has probably put Eminem in the position where he could be labeled as one of the top 10 rappers ever. I don’t think so, but the game feels like he’s top 10 lyricists and all that that comes with it. But that’s just because he comes with Dr. Dre and Dr. Dre helped him find the best Eminem that he could find.”

During the interview, Snoop was asked why Em wasn’t on his top 10 list, and Uncle Snoop responded, “Cause there’s some n—-s in the ’80s that he can’t f— with.” Snoop Dogg then referenced Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, Ice Cube and LL Cool J.

“Cuz did that. He did that to the fullest,” Snoop Dogg said of Eminem. “That’s one of my teammates, that’s one of my brothers, he did that. But when you’re talking about this hip-hop sh– that I can’t live without, I can live without that.”

Snoop Dogg also shared that he’s featured on Kanye West’s forthcoming album DONDA, which Dr. Dre executive produced. Snoop said that Dr. Dre convinced him to hop on the “spiritual” album. “When your mentor asks of you, you don’t question that. That’s my trust with Dre,” he said.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.