Fans don’t know yet what happened to Snoop Dogg’s mom — all they know is that the rapper is asking them to “pray for Momma Snoop.”
Back in May 2021, the “What’s My Name?” performer started posting photos of his mom, Beverly Tate. “I need all my prayer warriors for Momma right now, please and thank you,” he wrote in the caption of one shot.
Fans and fellow celebrities immediately sent their support to the rapper. Comedian Deon Cole commented on the post, writing, “Prayers up.” Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo sent heart emojis, meanwhile, and Rapper Busta Rhymes commented with praying-hands emojis.
Snoop Dogg is “just trying to stay strong” through “all this pain.”
Snoop’s next Instagram post — captioned “Love you, mama” — got other rappers to chime in. “Prayers up for Mama Snoop,” Ice Cube wrote in a comment, as Big Boi and Jermaine Dupri commented on the post with praying-hand emojis.
In another upload, Snoop wrote, “Mama, thank you for having me. Could have given me up, but you raised a family.”
Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay commented on that Instagram post, writing, “Sending so much love to you and saying prayers for your sweet mom.”
And in his Instagram stories, the Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party cohost posted a video with the hashtag #Prayers4MommaSnoop. “Just trying to stay strong,” he told followers in one clip. “I appreciate all the love and prayers. Thank you.”
Snoop also shared a clip of himself watching the HBO Max sketch comedy series That Damn Michael Che. “Thank you, Michael Che, for giving me some laughs through all this pain I’m going through,” he said.
As of July 25, Snoop Dogg's mother is still in the hospital, and the rapper says she's "still fighting."
Snoop's mother is still in the hospital as of late July. The rapper posted a picture on July 25 thanking his fans for the prayers with a short update.
"Happy Sunday. Me and my brothers went to [see] mama today and she opened up her eyes to [see] us and let us know she still fighting," he captioned the post. "God is good. Thanks for all the prayers. One day at a time."
In the photo, Snoop is gently touching his mother's forehead while she lies in the hospital bed, his brothers on either side. At this time, Snoop still hasn't disclosed to his followers what his mother is fighting and is likely avoiding the details to maintain her privacy.
More of the rapper's colleagues and friends offered their support in the comments, with Busta Rhymes, Lil Eazy E, Tamika Mallory, and others commenting hearts and well wishes on the post.
The 16-time Grammy nominee previously spoke out about his mother in 2020, when he revealed on Red Table Talk that Beverly, a former choir director, convinced him to apologize to Gayle King after he criticized the CBS This Morning anchor for bringing up Kobe Bryant’s past legal issues in the wake of the NBA star’s death.
“My mother raised me in church, and she raised me to respect women,” Snoop said on the talk show, per 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.”