Apparently, a certain canine-monikered rapper inspired the song title. Snoop Dogg revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
that it was he who came up with the phrase, "Get at me dog."
Snoop first met DMX at a show in the mid-1990s after he performed in New York City. "When he first met me, I was like away from him, and he was saying, 'What's happening, what's up?' And I was like, 'Get at me dog,'" Snoop recalled to Fallon. "And he was like, 'I took that and I made that into my song 'Get at Me Dog,' 'cause the way you got at me and said that, I was like, 'That's slick.' So that night inspired him to create that song, 'Get at Me Dog,'"