In a recent interview with GlobalGrind.com, the Detroit native spoke a bit more candidly on the matter.
“It was just issues with me,” explained Obie, neglecting to point fingers. “I missed the Big Boy show out there in LA. And Jimmy [Iovine] had a real problem with that, but it wasnâ€™t just that, though. I was younger, so things were happening that were different.”
Obie also recalled when his Akon-assisted single “Snitch” was unable to gain traction, at least in part due to outside circumstances. “I had the Akon single out. MTV wouldnâ€™t play the record because they had the Snitch campaign going on, and things of that sort. And BET wouldnâ€™t play the record because Eminem missed the BET Awards three years in a row. Just a lot of backlash we caught that didnâ€™t have anything to do with us, and we thought things should change about that, that they should have worked the record even harder. There were just a lot of things going on, But shout out to Jimmy Iovine: he gave me an opportunity.”
Additionally, Trice, who maintains a working and personal relationship with Eminem, wasn’t shy to express his belief that he bested his mentor on numerous occasions. “I body him all the time! I feel like every song we did I bodied him. That’s how I feel! That’s how I go into records.”