Snoop Dogg has been highly critical of Gayle King ever since her interview with Lisa Leslie came out. During their sit-down, the “CBS This Morning” anchor asked Leslie about how Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape case, which was later dismissed, affected his legacy.
The line of question outraged many people, but perhaps nobody has been more publicly upset that Snoop.
His initial reaction came in the form of a video on social media in which he said, “We expect more from you, Gayle. Funky dog head bitch… respect the family and backoff. Before we come get you.”
Since then he has alluded to King in multiple Instagram posts, and seemed to have a message about the whole situation in a post on Monday.
He shared a photo of Snoopy artwork that hangs his home, and in the middle of it is a neon light that says “fuck off.” He didn’t add any caption to it, so exactly who it was directly at is unclear.
What is clear is Snoops thoughts on King, however. He had more to say about her on the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” last week.
“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.”