Snoop Dogg said Wednesday that he was sorry for Gayle King because of his hurtful response to her message about his late friend Kobe Bryant.
In a clip, the Drop It Like It’s Hot rapper, 48, said he was wrong in launching a diatribe against the CBS correspondent after asking WNBA icon Lisa Leslie how the 2003 rape allegations against Bryant affected his overall legacy of his death on 41 last month in a helicopter crash with his daughter Gianna, 13 and seven others.
“Two mistakes do not do justice; if you are wrong, you must resolve it, “said the resident of Long Beach, California. “Having said that, Gayle King, I publicly demolished you by coming to you in a derogatory manner based on emotions because I am angry at questions you asked.”
The Last: Snoop Dogg, 48, said on Wednesday that he was sorry for the 65-year-old Gayle King because of his harassing response to her message about his late friend Kobe Bryant
He said he “overreacted” and added, “I should have done it differently than that – I was raised much better than that.”
“So I want to apologize in public for the language I used and call you in your name and just be disrespectful.”
The rapper wrote in the caption of an Instagram message: “Had a conversation with my mom, thank you mom … 2 mistakes don’t make it a good time to cure @gayleking Peace love n love Praying for you and your family, as well as Vanessa and the children. ”
In his first outburst, Snoop Dogg said he called King a “funky, dog hair b ****” and said, “Retire, b ****, before we come for you;” on Wednesday he said he was not going to let it go as vitriolically as it did.
Mea culpa: Snoop Dogg said he was wrong when launching a diatribe
Flash point: The rapper said he was wrong in launching a diatribe against the CBS correspondent after she asked WNBA icon Lisa Leslie how the 2003 allegation of rape
“I didn’t mean it to be like that,” said the rapper, whose full name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. is. “I only expressed myself to a friend who wasn’t there to defend himself.”
Snoop Dogg said he hoped to use his status as a role model for many to show that it is fine to apologize if you are wrong.
“Many people look up to me and they love me, and they appreciate me, and I want them to know that when you mess it up, it’s good to fix it, it’s great to make a man and to say you’re wrong … good day. “
In memory: Snoop Dogg wore a yellow Lakers sweatshirt during his Detroit show on January 26, the day of the fatal crash that killed Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others
Difficult time: King said on social media last week that CBS edited a teaser clip to highlight the most controversial part of a long and thorough discussion about the late NBA show
In his initial outburst against King, the rap steadfast expressed his outrage over King for what he implied was a bias in who she reported, and how she did it.
‘What’s the use of that? I swear, we’re the worst, “he said. “We are the worst. We expect more from you, Gayle, why are you attacking us? We your people! You don’t come after f ***** Harvey Weinstein and ask them stupid questions. I get sick of you. ”
King said on social media last week that CBS had edited a chat teaser clip to highlight the most controversial part of a long and thorough discussion about the late NBA show.
“I know if I’d only seen the clip you saw, I’d be extremely angry with me,” she said. ‘I am ashamed. I am ashamed and very angry. Without knowing it, my network made a clip of a very broad interview, completely taken out of context, and if you look at it that way, it is very shocking. “
Her old confidant Oprah Winfrey, who appeared on the Today show last week, said King “did not do well” in the aftermath of the rapper’s public attack.
“May I say she’s not doing well because she now has death threats and now has to travel with safety and she feels very attacked,” Oprah said.