In a video that he posted on Instagram, Snoop started off his rant by saying, “Gayle King, out of pocket for that s–t, way out of pocket…What do you gain from that? I swear to God, we the worst, we the f–king worst. We expect more from you, Gayle, don’t you hang out with Oprah?”
Snoop continued his monologue with, “I wanna call you one … Funky, dog-haired b-tch, how dare you try and tarnish my motherf–king homeboy’s reputation, punk motherf–ker.”
He concluded his heated words with, “Respect the family and back off,
b-tch, before we come get you.”
Since it’s posting, the video titled, “P.S.A. Let the family mourn in peace” has garnered more than 1.1 million likes.
The interview which triggered Snoop to release such a heated video occurred between King and WNBA Champion, Lisa Leslie, on “CBS This Morning”.
While discussing, Bryant and his tragic passing, King asked Leslie, “It has been said that his legacy is complicated because of the sexual assault charge which was dismissed in 2003, 2004. Is it complicated for you as a woman, a WNBA player?”
Leslie responded with, “It’s not complicated for me at all…I just have never seen him as being the kind of person that would do something violating to a woman or be aggressive in that way. That’s just not the person I know.”
While the public became outraged over the interview, King claims that the clip was “out of context” and as a result the host even slammed her own network.
In regards to all of the backlash, King responded on Instagram by saying, “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.”
While many fans felt that Snoop Dogg’s response was justified, many also felt that the rapper took things too far when he added, “Free Bill Cosby”.
The message reached so far that even Cosby himself, who is currently in prison, received the support. Cosby’s team took to Twitter to thank Snoop Dogg, writing, “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…On behalf of myself, Camille and my family, thank you, thank you and thank you. My heartfelt prayers are with Kobe and his family, as well as with Michael Jackson and his family. May their legacies live on forever.”