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Bill Cosby Rips Gayle King Over Kobe Bryant Questions, Applauds Snoop Dogg

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By Gary Trock

Bill Cosby is seething from behind bars after hearing the interview questions Gayle King was lobbing at WNBA star Lisa Leslie in regards to the late Kobe Bryant. The incarcerated comedian reached out to Snoop Dogg after hearing the rapper publicly take a stand against King over the interview, and Cosby believes King is one of many black women being used to "tarnish" the image of successful black men.

The Blast received a copy of Cosby's statement, which we're told was sent directly to Snoop Dogg's camp.

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Message to Snoop

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"Snoop - when they brought me to my gated community and placed me inside of my penthouse, they didn’t win nor did they silence me," Cosby began his message to the "Ain't No Fun" rapper.

He continued:

"It’s so sad and disappointing that successful Black Women are being used to tarnish the image and legacy of successful Black Men, even in death. Are these people that in need of fame, ratings and/or money? On behalf of myself, Camille and my family, thank you, thank you and thank you."

Taken Out of Context?

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Cosby ended his note sending love to Kobe Bryant, as well as the family of Michael Jackson.

"My heartfelt prayers are with Kobe and his family, as well as with Michael Jackson and his family. May their legacies live on forever."

Cosby, who is serving a 3 - 10-year sentence for aggravated indecent assault, may not have seen that King also slammed the preview clip that was released by CBS, as she said the network took the snippet of her interview out of context when she asked about Kobe Bryant's prior rape allegations.

"I’ve been up reading the comments about the interview I did with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant, and I know that if I had only seen the clip that you saw, I’d be extremely angry with me too ... I am mortified. I am embarrassed and I am very angry," King said after the clip generated a significant amount of backlash.

Snoop Is Not Happy

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Snoop led the charge of celebrities upset after the snippet of Gayle King's interview was posted online, telling the TV host she was "out of pocket" by asking questions about Kobe's checkered past in the wake of his death. He challenged King, "What do you gain?" and declared she should "let the family mourn in peace."

He later got more aggressive with his attacks, going after King's friend, Oprah and accusing both women of trying to tarnish the legacy of black celebrities.

"Is it only blacks that y’all wanna interview and try and tarnish they reputation over accusations f--k both you hoes on behalf of the whole hood u b----es not with us. Gayle and Oprah been on bulls--t so f--k y’all and y’all super powers," Snoop wrote on Instagram.

He later posted a copy of Bill Cosby's note and wrote, "love u uncle bill."

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