Snoop Dogg recently gave high praise to singer/songwriter Ty Dolla $ign. Ty shared Snoop's words during an interview with Power 106 back in October; in which the West Coast rap legend compared the singer to the late, great Nate Dogg.
“I feel blessed, I feel honored,” Ty said. “I feel like Nate Dogg was carrying a huge torch and he passed it down. I just talked to my other homie that told me that he talked to Snoop on his birthday, and Snoop said that. Snoop said I’m the reincarnation of Nate Dogg. When I heard that, I was like alright, Snoop saying it? That means everything, man. Like I said, it’s an honor.”
But Nate Dogg's son, Naijiel Hale, took exception to likening Ty to his legendary father. He posted a clip of Dr. Dre and Snoop's 2012 song "Kush" while criticizing his Dad's old friends.
"Y’all remember this song 9 years ago after my daddy died and niggas wanted @akon as a replacement so bad they didn’t even mention the whole Nate Dogg sound that’s in there," he wrote in the accompanying caption. "This is when I knew.”
In a separate post, Dogg gave respect to Snoop while also saying he didn't agree with The Doggfather's sentiments.
“Coach Snoop can say what he want cause he the king, but he gone see. I can disagree cause that’s my daddy. I can prove the disagreement and still come correct. For the n-ggas in the back that don’t got a voice like this… shut yo old asses up.”
For his part, Snoop has stayed mum on this latest bit of drama. Nate Dogg died in 2011 at the age of 41.