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Snoop Dogg Denies Threatening Gayle King Over Bringing Up Kobe Bryant's Rape Case In CBS Interview

Snoop Dogg reacts to Gayle King getting violent threats over her Kobe Bryant interview rape question

UPDATE 2/14/20 6:45 P.M. PT: Gayle has accepted Snoop’s apology. In a statement to AP, she says:

“I accept the apology and understand the raw emotions caused by this tragic loss. As a journalist, it is sometimes challenging to balance doing my job with the emotions and feelings during difficult times. I don’t always get it perfect but I’m constantly striving to do it with compassion and integrity.”

Looks like Cupid (and Gayle’s grace) saved the day.


UPDATE 2/12/20 6:00 P.M. PT: Well, Snoop Dogg has apologized!

Hours ago on Wednesday afternoon, he admitted that “two wrongs don’t make a right,” and released a new Instagram video speaking directly to King with an apology:

Very interesting to hear that Snoop’s own momma was the one who made him have a change of heart.

There’s a lesson in there, y’all… always listen to your mother!

Good decision here, Snoop!!!


Snoop Dogg wants to set the record straight regarding this whole Gayle King controversy.

As you’ll probably recall, the CBS News journalist has come under metaphorical fire recently after asking basketball legend Lisa Leslie about the late NBA star Kobe Bryant‘s past rape case during an interview about the superstar’s death and legacy. Many people — Snoop included — felt the interview angle was in poor taste, and came out publicly to say so.

Related: Yes, Snoop Really Does Employ A Personal Blunt Roller!

Unfortunately for all involved, some of those people also threatened King — which is completely unacceptable. And now, because of all the violent threats flying around this whole controversy, the long-time rapper and superstar is trying to walk back his own criticism.

Snoop Dogg, 48, took to Instagram on Saturday night to post a video explaining his side of the Gayle King controversy, speaking directly to his followers while trying to make his case that he was not threatening the longtime TV reporter and journalist. You can watch Snoop Dogg’s whole video here (below):

In it, the prolific rapper says (below):

“Here’s a message for the people that need to know. I’m a non-violent person. 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’d I look like want 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, 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. Yeah. But anyway, I’m going to do what I got to keep doing. Y’all keep doing what y’all doing. We’re very non-violent. We just want to say that first and foremost. We speak from the heart. Some of you who have no heart don’t understand that. But anyway, carry on and enjoy your day.”

King is 65 years old, by the way, and not 70 as the rapper claims in that commentary, but Snoop’s clarification stands nevertheless.

Related: Crash Investigation Suggests Bryant Helicopter Showed No Signs Of Engine Problems

What do U think, though, Perezcious readers?! Is this enough to get the trolls off King’s back? Does Snoop bare any responsibility for inciting other people to threats and things like that here, too, or has he absolved himself by apologizing and clarifying his comments with this new post?!

So much controversy… sound OFF with all your opinions and more in the comments (below)…

[Image via WENN/Avalon]

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