Snoop Dogg has apologised to Gayle King, and has offered to “sit down and talk privately” with her, after he attacked her with a slew of derogatory comments recently.
Backlash against King erupted after a clip of an interview with King, and WNBA star, Lisa Leslie surfaced online. King asked Leslie about the 2003 rape charge and subsequent criminal case against Bryant.
And then proceeded to press her further after Leslie’s initial response.
The clip was met with a lot of criticisms, with Snoop Dogg being one of the most vocal.
But on Wednesday, the rapper apologised. He shared his apology to King on Instagram, about a week after he posted a profanity-filled attack on the CBS anchor for her interview with Kobe Bryant’s longtime friend, Lisa Leslie.
Snoop said, “Two wrongs don’t make no right. When you’re wrong, you gotta fix it.”
“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. [I] overreacted,” he continued.
“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.”
“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,” Snoop continued.
“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 okay to fix it, it’s okay to man up and say that you’re wrong. I apologize. Hopefully we can sit down and talk privately. Have a good day.”
Snoop captioned his post: “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 🙏🏽✨🌹.”
King responded to the backlash against the clip last week, sharing on Instagram.
“I know that if I’d only seen the clip you saw, I’d be extremely angry with me too. I am mortified. I’m embarrassed, and I’m very angry.” She said the clip was taken “out of context” from what she said was a “wide-ranging” interview.