After dragging “CBS This Morning” host, Gayle King, over comments she made about the late Kobe Bryant on air, Snoop Dogg has issued a public apology, citing the classic phrase, “two wrongs don’t make a right.”
The rapper took to Instagram on Wednesday, posting a video where he started off his apology by saying, “Two wrongs don’t make no right. When you’re wrong, you gotta fix it.”
His tone in the apology video was very different from how he had previously been speaking of and to King.
Many even felt that the rappers manner in which he addressed King could have been viewed as “threatening” or “violent”. However, Snoop confirmed that he had no intent for his message to come off in that manner, and he was simply “speaking from the heart”. In his previous video where he addressed King and the comments she made about the rape allegations that Bryant faced back in 2003, Snoop certainly let his feelings be known. Some would say, he exploded.
In the original Snoop can be heard saying things such as, “Hey Gayle. (expletive) u. Kobe was our superhero. (expletive)…How dare you try to tarnish my (expletive) homeboy’s reputation. … Respect the family and back off (expletive) before we come and get you.”
However, in his latest video, he did take responsibility for his words and the severity of them. In his apology, Snoop said, “Gayle King, I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions about me being angry about questions that you asked.”
He continued by admitting his wrong doing, adding, “(I) overreacted. Should have handled it way different than that. I was raised way better than that.”
The controversy caught the attention of many people in the media. Even Oprah, King’s longtime best friend, went on “Today” to defend her dear friend, explaining to viewers that King was “not in a good place” and was even receiving death threats. King herself attempted to defend herself, blaming CBS and editing for airing the “misleading” clip.
In her own social media post, King said, “If I had only seen the clip that you saw, I would 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.”
While King’s words were absolutely insensitive to the situation, Snoop Dogg’s apology also seemed necessary given the severity of his comments.
Snoop concluded his apology video with, “So I would like to apologize to you publicly for the language that I used and calling you out … and just being disrespectful. I didn’t mean to be like that. I was just expressing myself for a friend who wasn’t here to defend himself. … Hopefully we can sit down and talk privately.”