Snoop Dogg has issued a public apology to reporter Gayle King for his reaction to her question about Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault allegations in the wake of his death.
The hip-hop star was not happy with King’s question to Lisa Leslie during a national interview on CBS. He called out King on social media and said he was going to come after her. Snoop Dogg has since said that he should’ve handled it better.
“I was raised way better than that,” he said. “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 Dogg was upset with King’s question to Leslie during an interview for “CBS This Morning.” She asked Leslie how Bryant’s 2003 sexual assault allegations played into his legacy. Leslie said that she did not think it did.
“We expect more from you, Gayle,” Snoop Dogg said in an Instagram video. “Respect the family and back off, b—h, before we come get you.”
King reportedly received death threats as a result of the controversy. She reportedly had to start traveling with security.
Snoop Dogg later clarified that he wasn’t threatening King, but wanted her to show more respect for Bryant’s family in the wake of the tragic accident. He was not the only prominent celebrity who called out King for her comments.