Snoop makes pub­lic apol­ogy to King

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NEW YORK — Af­ter days of blis­ter­ing crit­i­cism, Snoop Dogg has fi­nally apol­o­gized to Gayle King for at­tack­ing her over her in­ter­view with for­mer bas­ket­ball star Lisa Les­lie about the late Kobe Bryant.

“Two wrongs don’t make no right. when you’re wrong, you gotta fix it,” he wrote in an In­sta­gram post Wednesday. “So with that be­ing said, Gayle King, 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. Over­re­acted. 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.”

Snoop Dogg was fu­ri­ous that the “CBS This Morn­ing” an­chor brought up rape al­le­ga­tions from Bryant’s past in her in­ter­view with Les­lie, a friend of Bryant. The re­tired Lak­ers star was killed in a he­li­copter crash last month.

Snoop Dogg went on In­sta­gram and called King crude names. He also said she bet­ter back off “be­fore we come get you,” and posted a slew of in­sult­ing photos and memes about her.

Snoop Dogg, a friend of Bryant and ar­dent Lak­ers fan, was hardly the only one an­gry at King for her ques­tion­ing, but his com­ments were among the most in­flam­ma­tory and seen as a threat. Oprah Win­frey said that King was “not do­ing well” and get­ting death threats be­cause of the in­ter­view.

Snoop Dogg wrote in Wednesday’s In­sta­gram cap­tion that a talk with his mother set him right.

“Any­time you mess up, it’s OK to fix it, it’s OK to man up to say that you’re wrong,” he wrote. “I apol­o­gize. hope­fully we can sit down and talk, pri­vately.”

RICHARD SHOTWELL/IN­VI­SION

Snoop Dogg apol­o­gized af­ter talk­ing to his mom.

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