The week-long saga between Snoop Dogg and CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King took another dramatic turn Wednesday.
This time the rapper apologized and said he “overreacted” when he posted a profanity-filled video warning King to “back off b–ch, before we come get you.”
Snoop took to Instagram today to address his previous remarks and the vitriol he directed toward the journalist over her interview with former WNBA star Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant.
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The 48-year-old rapper admitted he was out of pocket when he came for King.
“Two wrongs don’t make a right,” Snoop said in his latest video. “When you’re wrong, you gotta fix it.”
“So with that being said, Gayle King, I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions about me being angry about questions that you asked,” he continued. “[I] overreacted. Should have handled it way different than that. I was raised way better than that. 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. I didn’t mean to be like that. I was just expressing myself for a friend who wasn’t here to defend himself.”
This is Snoop’s third video on the subject. He posted the first one on Instagram a week ago calling King a “funky dog head b–ch.” In a second video on Saturday, the hip-hop star insisted he’s a “non-violent person” and denied making threats toward King. Now Snoop says he “had a talk with my momma” and realized he was wrong.
Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.
In 2003, the NBA champion was accused of sexually assaulting a Colorado hotel employee. The charges were later dropped after the young woman declined to cooperate with prosecutors, and reached an out-of-court settlement with Bryant.
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King brought up that case in her interview with Leslie, noting that Bryant’s legacy is “complicated.” Her comments so soon after the five-time NBA champion’s death angered his fans, including Snoop Dogg.
After Snoop’s initial post last week, King began to receive death threats prompting the 65-year-old journalist to travel with security, according to her best friend Oprah Winfrey.
Emotions ran high when several people jumped into the controversy to defend King such as former national security adviser Susan Rice. She warned Snoop to “back the f–k off,” prompting the #IStandWithGayle hashtag. Meanwhile, CBS News President Susan Zirinsky called threats against the star journalist “reprehensible.”
Snoop now says he’s open to sitting down with King privately. No word yet on whether she will accept his offer.