Legendary rapper Snoop Dogg said his mother is “still fighting” as he visited her at the hospital Sunday.
The update came in a recent Instagram post, more than two months after the “Gin and Juice” rapper asked fans to pray for his mom.
“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. God is good,” Snoop Dogg captioned Sunday’s post.
“Thanks for all the prayers 1 day at a time.”
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Snoop’s mom, Beverly Tate, is an author and evangelist who was born Beverly Tate in McComb, Mississippi, in 1951. She is in part the reason why Snoop created a gospel album a few years ago to honor his mom and grandmother who spoke life into him at a young age. She currently lives in Long Beach, California. Snoop Dogg’s father, Vernall Varnado, born December 13, 1949, in Magnolia, Mississippi, was a Vietnam veteran, singer, and mail carrier who was frequently absent from his life.
It was also his mom who, last February, convinced Snoop to apologize to Gayle King after criticizing her interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie following the tragic death of Kobe Bryant.
“My mother raised me in church and she raised me to respect women,” Snoop said of seeing the error of his ways. “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.”
While we don’t know the extent of the illness that Mama Tate faces, we are joining in the tons of fans and celebrities like Dr. Dre, Lala Anthony, Busta Rhymes