Snoop Dogg posts picture, message supporting Aaron Hernandez

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was arrested more than a week after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from Hernandez's house. (ESPN/AP)

Aaron Hernandez is a former Patriots tight end facing murder charges in the shooting death of 27-year-old semipro football player Lloyd Odin. He's also being investigated for his possible connection to a double murder that took place last summer.

Snoop Dogg is a Grammy-nominated recording artist and soap opera guest star with three No. 1 albums under his belt who beat a murder rap of his own back in the '90s. You might know him from his verse of doo-doo rhymes on Katy Perry's "California Gurls."

Late on Thursday night, a picture was posted to Snoop Dogg's Instagram account that shows the rapper posing with Hernandez. The accompanying message reads, "Keep ya head up !! We prayn 4 ya."