Happy Mother’s Day! On this special day, your favorite hip-hoppers and R&B singers went on social media to salute their moms with heartfelt tweets, touching photos or thank yous.
Artists such as Kanye West, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Diddy, Tyga, Juicy J, Timbaland, Rita Ora, Birdman, Jennifer Lopez, Busta Rhymes, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz and many others went on Twitter or Instagram to show their love and respect for their beloved matriarchs.
The day is even more significant because a week ago we lost Afeni Shakur, the mother of Tupac, who passed away at age 69. Of course, 2Pac’s classic 1995 ode “Dear Mama,” is a song that still holds dear to our hearts.
On the official 2Pac Twitter account, a tweet was left in remembrance to Afeni. “Mother taught me 3 things; respect, knowledge & the search for knowledge is eternal, and not be quiet,” it reads.
So without further ado, here’s a list of our favorite posts from artists who remembered their mothers. And like the late Tupac Shakur rapped on “Dear Mama”: “There’s no way I can pay you back / But the plan is to show you that I understand / You are appreciated.”
"Mother taught me 3 things; respect, knowledge & the search for knowledge is eternal, and not be quiet." pic.twitter.com/X43y3eMdpp
— 2Pac.com (@2pac) May 8, 2016
Found this in Mom's storage. I love and miss you. pic.twitter.com/5EYVY5HGLj
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) May 8, 2016
happy Mother's Day to all of the single moms, workin' 2 jobs to stay afloat, goin days without sleep for ur kids. We appreciate yah so much.
— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) May 8, 2016
Happy Mother's Day to my mama and all the other mothers out there. You're all superheroes pic.twitter.com/fp7RxIMdkY
— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) May 8, 2016
Happy Mother's Day to all the great moms raising young kings and queens
— T-Raww (@Tyga) May 8, 2016
— Sean Diddy Combs (@iamdiddy) May 8, 2016
Happy mother's day to all the beautiful mother's across the world. you are greatly appreciated!
— Timbaland (@Timbaland) May 8, 2016
Happy Mothers Day you are appreciated!
— juicy j (@therealjuicyj) May 8, 2016
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there holdin it down!
— Raekwon The Chef (@Raekwon) May 8, 2016
I'm thankful my mom never left me in the parking lot of Kmart when I was such a terrible little baby. I love u mom pic.twitter.com/2Jvuzb0aS6
— dip (@diplo) May 8, 2016
— Pitbull (@pitbull) May 8, 2016
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) May 8, 2016
Happy Mommy's Day my beautiful Queen. I remember the moment like yesterday how you've always been so supportive of me and how u have ruled with an iron fist to make sure our whole family did the right thing. I remember so many moments but I want the world to know that besides giving birth to me and raising me right, there would be no BUSTA RHYMES if u didn't sign that record deal for me when I was too young to sign it myself back in Dec 12th, 1989 so I could be put in a position to 4 ever make life better for u and all of us and get the opportunity 2 do what I love. I'm forever in debt to u Queen. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY 2 ALL OF THE GREAT MOTHER'S!! We appreciate you.
I'm beyond amazed by my kids and beyond appreciative for the moms. I can truly say Happy Mother's Day to all of them because they are the real deal. Take a lot to a mother and these women step up to the plate and knock it out of the park everyday! You could call me lucky but I'd rather call me blessed! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms of my beautiful children.. #HappyMothersDay
Happy Ultra #mothersday to my Queen Mom Thanks for the Love ⚡️ Thanks for the wisdom ⚡️ Thanks for the patience ⚡️ Thanks for my life⚡️ Thanks for loving my kids⚡️ Thanks for loving my Wife⚡️ Thanks for being real⚡️ Thanks for kicking my ass when I was doing wrong⚡️ Thanks for being in my life this long. I wish us endless time together on Earth Love you much Mama Beatz 4 Life and once again thank you photo cred @jonathanmannion the Great