Snoop Dogg has made it a habit of using his Instagram to let fans and others know that despite his good-natured sense of humor, he’s still an OG in the game and should be respected as such. He still wades into beef of his own these days but is usually quick to apologize. One artist he got into it with online wouldn’t engage him, surprisingly – Kanye West.
Rewind back to 2018, when Drake released his monster smash “In My Feelings.” With the song lyrics, “Kiki, do you love me,” came the speculation of many about who “Kiki” might have been. The video featured a viral dancer named Shiggy that also helped propel it to the top of the charts and video views.
At the time, Snoop had rapper Kanye West in his crosshairs for his own controversial moves that were being made during that time period. While Drake was “In His Feelings,” Kanye was in his red “Make America Great Again” hat, shocking his fans at the time with his open support of President Trump.
Kanye lost a ton of fans, supporters and celebrity friends as he struggled with his support, a bipolar episode and the myriad of responsibilities that someone at his stature would have. One of his biggest detractors was Snoop, who began to goad the rapper/producer for supporting an administration that had such harmful policies towards people of color.
Appearing on DJ Suss One’s show on Sirius XM, Snoop had a choice rant for Trump supporters and Kanye, specifically.
Later on during their beef however, Snoop took aim at Kanye again – this time including his wife Kim Kardashian in his attack on Kanye’s politics – and personality.
Vibing out while listening to Drake’s “In My Feelings,” Snoop “discovers,” in the resurfaced clip. a theory that Drake was really talking about Kim Kardashian – pinpointing her as the “Kiki” he raps about.
“I just found out who KiKi was. KiKi is your b—h. That’s why you’re so mad. Because Drake put d— in your b—-h. He did, huh? Drake, you a cold n—a, cuz. I like that song but I ain’t know why I liked it. Now I know why I like it.”
Once feuds start to move past music and become personal, things can get ugly in hip-hop pretty quickly – which Snoop knows more than anyone. Because of Kanye’s support for Trump at the time, Snoop seemed to set aside any niceties for his peer West, with him registering that support as the ultimate betrayal.
West, for his part, seemed to try to downplay the bubbling beef. Uncharacteristically for him, West simply tweeted a picture of him wearing a Snoop Dogg t-shirt, with his caption showing that it was “all love,” as far as he was concerned.
See his tweet below.
All love pic.twitter.com/0j6Ut8IBC6— ye (@kanyewest) October 20, 2018