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How Snoop Dogg paid tribute to his mother during Super Bowl


As part of what must be considered the most incredible Super Bowl Halftime show of all time, Snoop Dogg chose the global stage to pay a heartwarming tribute to his late mother.

The Doggfather was performing alongside some of the greats, with Dr Dre creating an almighty all-star team of the two west coast rappers with Mary J Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent all appearing at the mammoth event. But while the audience was worldwide, there was one moment that was purely personal for Snoop.

Snoop lost his mother, Beverly Tate, late last year and has shared his appreciation for her love and kindness on numerous occasions. But, given the opportunity to share his love with the world, Snoop performed in front of an image of him and his mother.

The performance, including the work from Dre, Eminem, Mary J Blige, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent, was constructed within an elaborate home setting. It was an attempt to take the audience back to Dre’s beginnings but also gave us a snapshot of Snoop’s home life. Next to the picture of his 1993 debut album Doggystyle was the picture of Snoop and his mother.

The photo was originally shared by Snoop back in October 2021, and the rapper captioned it with a simple and heartfelt: “Mama, thank you for having me.”

It’s been a busy week for Snoop Dogg. As well as facing allegations of sexual abuse in a new court hearing, the iconic rapper also purchased Death Row Records, all before performing in one of the greatest Halftime shows ever.

Watch that performance below.