Snoop Dogg has provided a rare peek into his private life. Over two months after asking his 63 million Instagram followers to pray for his mother Beverly Tate, the West Coast rap legend is back with an update on her condition. On Sunday (July 25), Snoop shared a snap of his mother laying in a hospital bed as he and his brothers are gathered around her.
“Happy Sunday,” he wrote in the caption. “me and my brothers went to c mama today and she opened up her eyes to c us and let us know she still fighting. God is good. thanks for all the prayers. 1 day at a time.”
Although Snoop didn’t specifically say what his mother was up against, the photo reveals she had a tracheotomy to help her breathe at one point. She’s also been hospitalized since at least May 10 when Snoop initially indicated something was ailing her.
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Snoop Dogg quickly gathered an army of support from his famous friends. Jermaine Dupri, Warren G, percussionist Sheila E., Xzibit and Killer Mike were among the many who sent their love his way. And this time is no different.
From Lil Eazy-E and Busta Rhymes to Juice Crew OG Roxanne Shanté and DJ Premier, there’s no shortage of well wishes being fired off in Snoop Dogg’s direction. Even viral Fleetwood Mac skateboarder Dog Face, who has collaborated with Snoop since the “Dreams” video exploded, is aware Snoop’s family is struggling with Tate’s condition.
Snoop has always made it clear how much respect his has for his mother. In February 2020, the D-O-Double-G slammed journalist Gayle King after she brought up Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault allegations during an interview with WNBA player Lisa Leslie, roughly one month after the Los Angeles Lakers legend was killed in a helicopter crash. Tate encouraged Snoop to apologize to King.
“My mother raised me in church and she raised me to respect women,” Snoop said during an interview with Red Table Talk. “It was certain things she said to me that took me back to being a little kid. And when your mama can make you feel like a kid, that’s when you gotta get right.
“I didn’t feel grown, I didn’t feel like I was Snoop Dogg the rapper, I felt like Snoopy. I felt like, ‘OK, all right.’ And she didn’t say I was wrong, she was just giving me, ‘You know I raised you better. You’re a representation of us. Every woman that has ever crossed your life, you’re a representation of that.’”
HipHopDX sends our support to Snoop and his family.