In 2005, Cori Broadus was diagnosed with lupus, a chronic autoimmune disorder that can attack any organ in the body. Cori’s father, rapper Snoop Dogg, reacted to the news as any caring father would.


“You always think it’s gonna happen to someone else. Some days in the studio, I’d just cry. it was the only zone i had to express myself,” says Snoop.

He adds, “My daughter is the love of my life. When she’d lay in bed saying, ‘My brain hurts,’ it bothered me so much. I felt helpless. No Power, no friends.”

Prior to learning about Cori’s illness in 2005, Snoop and his wife Shante Broadus were on the verge of a divorce, but all that changed upon learning about their daughter’s illness.

Shante says, “Without [Snoop], I don’t know what I’d have done. It’s amazing how this all turned out. We were gonna get a divorce. But we wouldn’t have gotten through it (the lupus diagnosis) [that way].” Snoop adds, “That’s what it boiled down to. Cori’s lupus showed us we need to be together forever.”

Though she takes more than eight kinds of medicines a day, Cori is a bright student who is “living life.” “She has all this joy. In the beginning lupus was winning. But now Cori is,” says Snoop.

Together Shante and Snoop have children Cori,11, Corde,16, and Cordell,13.

Source for original print: People Magazine, latest issue on stands now! Article rewrite by

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