Snoop Dogg's Mom Passes Away At 70
Earlier this year the rapper asked for prayers and shared that his mom was still fighting.
October 25, 2021 at 3:30 pm
Snoop Dogg's mother Beverly Tate died over the weekend, the rapper revealed. She was 70 years old. While the cause of death remains unknown, according to CNN, her passing comes after a stint in the hospital earlier this year.
In an Instagram post, Snoop shared a photo of himself and his mother, captioning the picture, "Mama thank u for having me."
Taraji P. Henson, Big Boi, Morris Chestnut and Timbaland commented under the post, offering their condolences.
"Poor mother! I am so sorry that you have suffered such a grievous loss snoop. May she Rest In Peace," Martha Stewart wrote in the comments.
"I'm so sorry Uso. All our Johnson love and mana sent you and your family's way," Dwayne Johnson said.
The rapper posted a follow-up picture of his mother dressed in a red one-shoulder dress with a matching hat, as she held a bouquet of flowers and smiled for the camera.
"Thank u god for giving me an angel for a mother," Snoop wrote next to the photo, adding "TWMA [Till We Meet Again]."
Snoop asked his followers for prayers in May, revealing his mother was in the hospital and her condition was worsening, People reports.
"I need all my prayer warriors for momma right now please and thank you," he said on May 7.
He shared another update on her condition in July, showing a picture of him and his brothers visiting Tate while she stayed in the hospital.
"Happy Sunday 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," he said in the post.
Snoop has been vocal in the past about the role his mother's teachings played in his adult life. He shared that his mother was the driving force behind his apology to Gayle King over some controversial comments she shared about Kobe Bryant shortly after his untimely death.
"My mother raised me in church and she raised me to respect women," Snoop said at the time, according to People. "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."