Looks like Snoop Dogg wants to clear the air for a final time following his public calling out of Gayle King for her controversial interview with Lisa Leslie in which she asked about the late Kobe Bryant.
As you all know, uncle Snoop joined the chorus of critics who were upset with Gayle after she asked about Kobe’s past rape allegation during a time of mourning.
Snoop particularly left her a harsh video message in which he called her out of her name. Not soon after, there were reports that Gayle had been receiving death threats for the interview, as confirmed by her good friend Oprah.
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TSR STAFF: Brianne D! @beedev_ ______________________________________ #Roommates, #GayleKing has been trending for some days now, following an interview she did with #LisaLeslie. If you all recall, she asked some questions in regards to some past allegations against #KobeBryant, and people are certainly not here for it. ______________________________________ And while Gayle said her piece about her intentions behind asking the questions, Kobe fans are not convinced. Now, Gayle’s bestie, #OprahWinfrey is speaking out on her behalf. ______________________________________ In an interview with the ladies of @hodaandjenna, Oprah says Gayle is “not doing well”, as she is now receiving—click the link in our bio to read more! (????: @todayshow)
“She’s not doing well and feels like she was put in a very terrible position because the interview had already ran,” an emotional Oprah said. “And in the context of the interview everyone seemed fine including Lisa Leslie.”
It seems the backlash prompted Snoop to clarify his comments to make sure people didn’t perceive his criticism of Gayle as a threat.
And now, Snoop Dogg is officially apologizing to Gayle for what he said. Watch his apology below:
“Two wrongs don’t make no right,” Snoop told Gayle in the video, adding that his mother raised him better than the way he presented himself. He ended the video by inviting Gayle to meet with him privately to hash out their differences.
UPDATE: The Shade Room has obtained the following statement from Gayle King in regard to Snoop’s apology:
“I accept the apology and understand the raw emotions caused by this tragic loss. I’m deeply sorry that questions I asked added to that pain. That was never my intention.
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.”
Roommates, what do you think about Snoop Dogg’s apology? Let us know!