Rapper, Snoop Dogg has apologised to Oprah Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King, saying that he overreacted to an interview the ‘CBS This Morning’ host d
Rapper, Snoop Dogg has apologised to Oprah Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King, saying that he overreacted to an interview the ‘CBS This Morning’ host did with Lisa Leslie about the late NBA star Kobe Bryant.
“When you’re wrong, you gotta fix it. Gayle King, I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions, me being angry at questions that you asked. Overreacted, Should have handled it way different than that. I was raised way better than that. So I would like to apologize to you publicly for the language that I used and calling you out on your name and being disrespectful. I didn’t mean for it to be like that. I was just expressing myself for a friend that wasn’t here to defend himself. A lot of people look up to me and they love me and they appreciate me, so I want to let them know that anytime you mess up, it’s OK to fix it, it’s OK to man up and say that you’re wrong. I apologize. Hopefully we can sit down and talk privately,” the rapper said.
“When I said what I said, I spoke for the people who felt like Gayle was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant and his family. Now with that being said, what do I look like, wanting some harm to come to a 70-year-old woman? I was raised way better than that…I don’t want no harm to come to her, and I didn’t threaten her. All I did was say, ‘Check it out. You out of pocket for what you doing, and we watching you. Have a little bit more respect for Vanessa, her babies and Kobe Bryant’s legacy,’” the rapper continued.
Snoop was one of several celebrities including 50 Cents who criticized King for her line of questioning that heavily focused on Bryant’s rape trial from 2003, with the rapper accusing King of being opportunistic in the wake of Bryant’s death and not defending black men.
Snoop had called King a “Funky dog head b—-,” among other insults.
“How dare you try to tarnish my motherf—ing homeboy’s reputation. Punk motherf—er. Respect the family and back off, b—h, before we come get you. Why you all attacking us? We your people. You ain’t come after f—in’ Harvey Weinstein asking him dumb a– questions,” he said in a video last week.
King later said that the clip was taken out of context to show the most salacious part of the full interview she did with Leslie. Oprah Winfrey then said that King was receiving death threats for her questions.
Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, along with eight other people, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, on Jan. 26, was accussed by a then 19 year old hotel concierge in 2003, of raping her but the case was later settled out of court in 2005.