At Super Bowl halftime, Snoop Dogg paid tribute to his late mother
A Dr. Dre-centered halftime show was the highlight of Super Bowl LVI on Sunday night. A variety of hip-hop superstars appeared on the album, including Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, M.J. Blige, Eminem, 50 Cent, and Anderson .Paak on drums.
However, Snoop considered it more than just music. The MC's turn at the mic may have caught the attention of fans who noticed photos pinned to a wall behind him, including the 1993 Doggystyle album cover and a recreation of his “What's My Name?” music video. However, there was most likely one image of him and his mother that carried a greater significance.
As a tribute to Snoop's mother, Beverly Tate, who passed away last month at the age of 70, he posted a photo of the two of them within his Super Bowl set, a photo he posted when he announced her death to his fans last year.
In a Breakfast Club chat last year, Snoop said, "I just lost my mom a couple of days ago.". “It’s heavy on my heart but at the same time I know that these are things that she loved for me to do. To make people smile, to make people laugh, to spread joy. So the pandemic taught me to love people more, to be more up close and personal, and to be more understanding. Because there’s a lot of mental health going on. We all have it but we just ashamed to say it.”
Snoop wore a necklace at the performance featuring the cover of his most recent album B.O.D.R. (Bacc on Death Row), boasting over 13 carats of diamonds and 250 grams of gold. The Southside rapper didn't stay with just one chain, however, as he was seen wearing a gold Faze Clan ring above his Death Row-nodding item.