Snoop Dogg has issued a public apology to veteran journalist Gayle King for lashing out at her following a controversial interview with WNBA legend Lisa Leslie. During the conversation, King asked Leslie about Kobe Bryant’s 2003 sexual assault case, which Snoop (and many others) considered disrespectful.
In an Instagram video posted on Wednesday (February 12), the D-O-Double-G revealed he had a talk with his mother who inspired him to issue a heartfelt amends to King.
“Big Snoop Dogg coming at you live and direct with a message,” he begins. “Two wrongs don’t make no right. 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…me being angry at questions that you asked.
“Ummm, 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 of your name and just being disrespectful.”
Snoop continued, “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. Have a good day.”
He added in the caption, “Had a talk with my momma thank u mamma. 2 wrongs don’t make it right time to heal. @gayleking Peace n love Praying for u and your family as well as Vanessa and the kids.”
Last week, Snoop delivered a proper “fuck u” to both King and Oprah Winfrey while simultaneously calling for Bill Cosby’s freedom.
Consequently, former U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Snoop to “back the ****” off” of King, while sports journalist Jemele Hill was forced to remind the West Coast gangsta rap OG Cosby was a convicted sexual predator.
The clip of King’s interview with Leslie, which she insisted was taken “out of context,” resulted in death threats aimed at the seasoned journalist.
In a follow-up Instagram video, Snoop denied ever threatening King, stating he’s a “non-violent person.”