Tech N9ne allowed himself to get emotional during his performance last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live! After hitting the stage to perform his hit single “Fragile” the independent MC took a moment to dedicate the track “He’s A Mental Giant” to his late mom.

“I told myself if I ever got this Strange Music to national television I would say something to my mother who would be probably watching, but I just lost her to Lupus two weeks ago so I know that her spirit is with me right now, I’m going to say to my mom: Made Ma! Top of the World!”

Tech N9ne has definitely made it. Last year he was named “Hip-Hop’s Secret Mogul” on Forbes annual “Hip Hop Cash Kings List.”