In a recent conversation with Math Hoffa on My Expert Opinion, KXNG Crooked who is closely associated with Dr. Dre and Eminem reveals why he never dissed both the legendary artists.
“I was on the radio, live with Ja Rule, Irv Gotti, and Ja played that joint “Loose Change” that he had dissing Eminem”, said Crook. “He said uh some real crazy stuff about Em’s daughter and all that. He premiered it on the radio, and you know, it was lit, he was at it. And the host was like, ‘Yeah, so Crooked, you’re up next. You’re about to send some shots to Dre and Em, you got something for them?’ And I was like, ‘Nah, that’s not my beef. I just got over here, you know. I’m trying to make great music. I’m trying to bring that back to the W. That’s my focus. Yo, Dre is the greatest producer ever. Sounds like Em got bars and all that’.”
“I went to Fat Beats, got The Chronic 2001 instrumental vinyl, and my phone rang,” continues Crook. “That was Dre. I was off Death Row at the time, and he was like, ‘Yo, I heard you that night when you was on the radio. Me and Em was listening. And he was like, ‘Yo, you never took a shot. Every time they try to get you to shoot at me, you never did’. And he said, ‘I respect the fuck out of that. So, you know, you want to get down, holla at me.”
“I truly believe that that night is one of the reasons why I was able to have a Death Row past and still be able to go over there to Shady and have a future, and it’s all good,” added Crook. “It would have been easy for me to say, ‘Hell yeah, f*ck them ni**as, let’s go’. That was easy. But I was like, ‘Nah, I’m not gonna do that’. And that’s just what was on my heart.”
Watch the whole conversation below: