Snoop Dogg sorry for rip on CBS’ King
One week after blasting “CBS This Morning” co-anchor Gayle King over her Kobe Bryant interview with WNBA legend Lisa Leslie, Snoop Dogg has had a change of heart.
The rap legend (inset top) apologized Wednesday for previous profanity-laced statements that many perceived to be a threat directed toward King (inset bottom) after she probed Leslie on the subject of the late Kobe Bryant’s rape allegations from 2003.
“Two wrongs don’t make no right ,” Snoop Dogg said in his video message on Instagram. “When you’re wrong, you gotta fix it.”
He said he “publicly tore down” King by coming at her in a “derogatory manner” that he admitted was fueled by anger from the interview, where King also referred to Bryant’s unidentified accuser as “the victim.”
The Long Beach, Calif., native said the interview upset him because the late NBA legend is no longer alive to defend his past allegations.
“[I] overreacted. Should have handled it differently than that. I was raised better than that,” he said. “I would like to apologize to you publicly for the language that I used and calling you out of your name and just being disrespectful.”
Snoop Dogg’s initial video referring to the veteran broadcaster as a “funky doghead b—-h” set off a firestorm on social media — and traditional media, prompting thought pieces, op-eds and an endless stream of commentary about misogyny and relationship dynamics between black men and black women.
King’s longtime best friend and biggest champion Oprah Winfrey revealed that King had received death threats and was traveling with security.