The backlash against “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King over her interview with Lisa Leslie has been intense. She’s been the target of ire after she brought up Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape case (which was later dismissed) in an interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie.
One extremely outspoke critic has been Snoop Dogg.
He’s posted several times on social media, blasting King. In his first post, he shared a video of himself in which he said, “We expect more from you, Gayle. Funky dog head bitch… respect the family and backoff. Before we come get you.”
On Friday, he was a guest on the Ricky Smiley Morning Show, and doubled down on his comments.
“I just think that wasn’t even necessary,” he said. “You got Lisa Leslie, an all-star, a great player and Olympic gold medalist who actually grew with Kobe.”
“So it’s like it’s certain people that just wasn’t like that so in Lisa’s mind, she feel like, ‘Why you keep asking the question when the case was dismissed?'” Snoop continued.
“He wasn’t even guilty. So if it was that serious, and no disrespect to the victim, but if it was that serious—if you did that to me—I’m getting on the witness stand and I’m coming forth to make sure you go do some time. Period!”
“My thing was… that was 2003. Some of his kids wasn’t even born,” he said. “So, when you bringing that up you bringing information to them that they don’t need to know nothing about, you get what I’m saying? I’m thinking about them.” He also called King’s response to the backlash a “weak ass apology.”
“I’ve been up reading the comments about the interview I did with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant,” King began. “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.
“Unbeknownst to me, my network put up a clip from a very wide ranging interview, totally taken out of context and when you see it that way, it’s very jarring,” King continued. “It’s jarring to me. I didn’t even know anything about it. I started getting calls, ‘What the hell are you doing? Why did you say this? What is happening?’ I did not know what people were talking about.”