Snoop Dogg sorry for rip on CBS’ King

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY KARU F. DANIELS

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.

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