The Truth About Snoop Dogg's Siblings

Rapper Snoop Dogg is a man who continues to lead a pretty interesting life — and a very public life at that. From his early days of breaking into the entertainment scene in 1993 to his influential albums to becoming a huge star — Snoop Dogg has been a household name for decades. Besides the music, there were the arrests, court cases, and scrapes with the law (via The Age) which increased his popularity albeit under controversial circumstances.

Snoop Dogg, born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., continues to be one of the iconic stars of American rap, and with that level of fame, details of his life never quite leave the spotlight. His marriage, his kids, his fascinating friendship with Martha Stewart, and his evolving career as a "multiplatform entrepreneur" (per The New York Times) continue to generate curiosity and interest from teeming fans and an American audience enamored with the larger-than-life character that Snoop Dogg is.

While much is known about Snoop Dogg's immediate family, less is known about the family he had before he met his high school sweetheart, Shante Broadus, whom he married and had two sons and a daughter with. In all this, the rapper has kept a close-knit extended family that he keeps regular contact with. 

The rapper sadly lost his mother, Beverly Broadus-Green in 2021 (via Hollywood Reporter), but still has his two brothers. Here is what we know about Snoop's siblings.

Jerry Wesley Carter lives a private life

Snoop Dogg's eldest half-brother, Jerry Wesley Carter, is related to him through their mother. Unlike Snoop, Jerry likes to keep a low profile, so he stays off social media. But that doesn't stop his brothers, Snoop and Bing Worthington Jr. from occasionally posting a snap of him online. In 2013, Snoop shared a throwback photo of himself as a child with Jerry and their cousin, Jackie. Carter spent Memorial Day 2020 with Bing and their mother, and in one post Bing wrote that he and Carter sound very much alike.

When their mother passed away in 2021, Carter and Worthington gifted Snoop with a beautiful portrait of her. Bing took to Instagram to share the sweet moment, and in the caption, he wrote, "Me and my big bro left at my big brother Snoop['s] house a great picture of momma. We miss [you] so much. Rest in Heaven." In a 2021 Instagram post, Snoop thanked Jerry for having his back from his childhood days. He also thanked his mother for birthing him and his two brothers. Carter also didn't follow in his family's musical footsteps but worked for the United Steel Workers.

Bing Worthington Jr. has worked with Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg's younger half-brother, Bing Worthington Jr., has collaborated with him on several projects behind the scenes. In an interview with Vice, Worthington shared that he had played a part in conceptualizing several marketing projects with Snoop, worked with him on his albums as a producer, and rose through the ranks to become his tour manager. He's also credited as a producer on Snoop's documentary "Snoop Dogg: Raw 'N Uncut Vol. 1." 

While managing all this, Worthington also sought to work on something solo, so he formed his record label by merging Dogg Records with Urban Heat Legends. When Vice asked him about his proudest achievement, he answered, "I tend to be proud of everything, but I think it's working on my brother's Eastsidaz album when I did a song called "Be Thankful." He added that he was especially proud of the track because he had written it under pressure as a newcomer, and was happy with how it turned out.   

Regardless of his contributions to Snoop's career, Worthington still approaches his brother as a fellow businessman and pitches his ideas because the "Doggyland" singer only likes to take on projects that align with who he is as a person, and Worthington has tremendous respect for the process. When Worthington is not out on the road with Snoop, he frequents Buffalo Bills games to show his support for his favorite team.

Snoop Dogg has several famous cousins

Snoop Dogg's cousin, Brandy Norwood, has also made a name for herself through her music and acting work. She played the titular role of Moesha in the '90s sitcom "Moesha" and played the lead in "Cinderella" in 1997. Brandy has also released nine studio albums as of 2023 and collaborated with Snoop for his 2009 track "Special."

Ray J is another of Snoop Dogg's cousins and Brandy's brother. Though he's most infamously known for his sex tape with Kim Kardashian, Ray has also had a wild career because he's done everything from making hit music to having a two-season dating reality show called "For the Love of Ray J." When Snoop appeared on BET's "No Limit Chronicles" he recalled the story of a wild night when he escaped a rough situation with an inch of his life and ended up getting arrested for marijuana possession. When he walked into jail, he saw his cousin, Ray already sitting there, and the two stayed behind bars for four hours.

Nate Dogg is another Snoop Dogg cousin with a successful music career. He kickstarted his journey by forming the hip-hop trio 213 with Snoop and his friend Warren G. He made it big by featuring on tracks like Warren G's "Regulate," 50 Cent's "21 Questions" and Eminem's "Shake That." Nate collaborated with Snoop on the iconic track "Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)," and worked with several prominent figures in the industry. Sadly, Nate passed away at 41 in 2011 after suffering complications from strokes.