Rapper Snoop Dogg’s son, Cordell Broadus, surprised college football fans this summer when he decided to quit football. Broadus, a four-star recruit, had earlier committed to play for UCLA.

At the time, neither Broadus nor his dad gave an explanation for the change of heart, but some joked it was because Snoop Dogg has long been a noted USC fan. More seriously, it was rumored that his son, who remains a freshman at UCLA, didn’t really love football and would have rather pursued something else. Well, on Tuesday, Broadus seemed to confirm that while wishing his famous father a happy 44th birthday on Instagram.

“I played football for my father because I thought that was the only way he would love me and be apart [sic] of my life,” Broadus captioned the photo. “It took me 12 years to realize he loves Cordell Broadus the person not Cordell Broadus the football player. The best day of my life was when I heard those exact words; I love you dad hope you have a great birthday.”

Before Broadus’s decision to quit the team came in August, he and his dad were the subjects of the ESPN documentary “Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream.” The film told the story of Broadus’s recruitment out of prep powerhouse Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas. According to The Washington Post’s Matt Bonesteel, “Broadus was considered a four-star wide receiver by 247 Sports and chose UCLA over schools such as Arizona State, Arizona, LSU, USC and Notre Dame.”