Snoop Dogg has offered a public apology to Gayle King after days of backlash over questions she asked about the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant to Lisa Leslie
Snoop slammed Gayle King crucially on social media following her interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie in which Gayle King asked about rape allegations against Kobe Bryant, who died last month in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Snoop Dogg’s comments kicked off a storm of controversy which resulted in King being targeted with death threats and expressing anger at her “CBS This Morning” bosses for how they marketed the interview.
“Had a talk with my momma thank u mamma. “2 wrongs don’t make it right time to heal. @gayleking Peace n love Praying for u and your family as well as Vanessa and the kids.”
The hip hop star said in the video that he “overreacted” and offered up to King that “I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions of me being angry at a question you asked.”
“I should have handled it way different than that, I was raised way better than that, so I would like to apologize publicly for the language that I used and calling you out your name and just being disrespectful,” he said.
Snoop Dogg faced criticism over his criticism of King.
Oprah Winfrey a good good friend of Gayle King said: “Anybody can criticize anything, but the misogynistic vitriol to the point where it is dangerous to be in the streets alone …” Winfrey said, trailing off. “Because it’s not just the people who are attacking. It’s the other people who feel like they can take that message and do whatever they want.”
CBS News said in a statement that King “conducted a thoughtful, wide-ranging interview” with Leslie and that the clip that was posted “did not reflect the nature and tone of the full interview.”
“We are addressing the internal process that led to this and changes have already been made,” a spokesperson said in the statement
We are glad that the door of reconciliation is open and let the conversation continue but in a way of dignity and class. Way to go Uncle Snoop. This is how you handle a situation at the end. Hats of to the both of you and we wish you all nothing but the best here at SNUBB3D
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