Rapper Snoop Dogg thanks his mum BEVERLY GREEN for his phenomenal success as an actor, musician and human being.

The DOGGYSTYLE star was raised by his single mum after his father left home when he was small - and he believes her influence helped him to become the person he is now.

Snoop enthuses, "Everything you see in me right now, everything I do, is a product of my mother.

"She couldn't teach me how to be a man but she taught me to be who I am. She always knew I wasn't who they said I was so now she can breathe easily and has people coming up saying, 'You son's amazing.'

"That's what she wants to hear, not 'Your son's a murderer.'"

09/03/2004 21:09