Snoop makes public apology to King
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.”
Snoop Dogg apologized after talking to his mom.