Saturday, October 1, 2022

Gayle King Accepts Snoop Dogg’s Apology for Threatening Her Over Kobe Bryant Comments

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*Snoop Dogg has apologized to Gayle King for calling her out over her coverage of Kobe Bryant’s tragic death. 

Some even took issue with the rapper threatening the CBS anchor in a clip he shared on social last week after King mentioned Bryant’s 2003 rape case during an interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie

Snoop fans seem to think one of his handlers reminded him that those Martha Stewart checks would stop rolling in if he didn’t do his part to quiet the storm, as King has reportedly been bombarded with death threats since he dragged her for filth. 

Oprah Winfrey became visibly emotional when she spoke on “CBS This Morning” about the death threats King received in the wake of Snoop’s barrage.

“She is not doing well,” Oprah said. “May I say, she is not doing well because, she now has death threats and have to now travel with security. She’s feeling very much attacked.”

On Wednesday (Feb. 12), the West Coast icon walked back on his previous comments. 

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Snoop says he was just trying to defend Kobe because the late NBA legend can’t defend himself.

“A lot of people look up to me and they love me … I want to let them know that anytime you mess up, it’s okay to fix it, it’s okay to man up and say that you’re wrong,” said Snoop.

“I apologize. Hopefully we can sit down and talk privately. Have a good day,” he concluded.

“I accept the apology and understand the raw emotions caused by this tragic loss,” King responded a statement on Thursday, Page Six reports. 

“As a journalist, it is sometimes challenging to balance doing my job with the emotions and feelings during difficult times,” she added.

“I don’t always get it perfect but I’m constantly striving to do it with compassion and integrity.”

He added … “2 wrongs don’t make it right.”

In his formal apology on Wednesday, the “Gin and Juice” rapper said his change of heart was prompted by his mother.

“Gayle King, I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions, being mad at questions you asked,” Snoop, 48, said in the Instagram post.

“So 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.”

In his initial rant, Snoop called King a “funky dog head b*tch” and asked her, “How dare you try to tarnish my motherf***in’ home boy’s reputation, punk motherf***er? Respect the family and back off, b*tch. Before we come get you.”

If you missed King’s initial response to the hate she received, peep the Twitter video embeds above. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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