Family members, friends, peers, and fans of the late Kobe Bryant are still deeply saddened by the untimely death of the Basketball Legend.
Some bitter feelings were added to the news as previous Gayle King interview with Lisa Leslie emerged back on to social media. In the interview, King asked Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant’s past rape allegations. The interview caused outrage by many of Bryant’s friends and fans due to the face that it became viral during a time of mourning, which is still ongoing indefinitely.
Snoop Dogg was also not shy to share his ill feelings about the interview.
After the interview resurfaced, Gayle quickly responded in regret and made public apologies. She addressed her mistake and also pleaded that the clip misrepresented the interview in its’ entirety. But, the damage had already been done and many including Snoop Dogg responded harshly against King.
A lot of harsh language, and criticism was sent towards Gayle by Snoop Dogg. “Gayle King, you’re out of pocket for that. Way out of pocket,” he said expressing his disappointment in a public figure that’s supposed to be ‘Oprah’s friend’.
Along with Snoop, many others have gone on social media to express their disapproval and disgust towards King. This resulted in King going through a high level of stress as she was even receiving violent threats.
Oprah Winfrey, who is known to be a close friend to Gayle, responded to the event.
“She’s not doing well and feels like she was put in a very terrible position because the interview had already ran,” Oprah said. “And in the context of the interview, everyone seemed fine including Lisa Leslie.”
However, on Wednesday Snoop Dogg officially made a public apology to Gayle for what he said.
Snoop confessed, “When you’re wrong, you gotta fix it. So with that being said, Gayle King, I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off emotions…me being angry at questions that you asked. Overreacted. Should have handled it way different than that. I was raised way better than that. So I would like to apologize to you publicly for the language that I used and calling you out of your name and just being disrespectful.”
The rapper continued mentioning that he “was just expressing himself for a friend that wasn’t here to defend himself.”
He also mentioned that when you “mess up, it’s OK to fix it” and expressed that he could sit down privately with Gayle.
He added as a caption to his post, “Had a talk with my momma thank u mamma ?? 2 wrongs don’t make it right time to heal ??? @gayleking Peace ☮️ n love Praying for u and your family as well as Vanessa and the kids ??✨?.”
Vanessa Bryant confirmed Friday, “An official Kobe Bryant memorial is planned February 24 at Staples Center, where he once dominated for the Los Angeles Lakers. A public memorial event will be held February 24 for Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others who died in a helicopter crash.”