Snoop Dogg wasn’t afraid to admit to his errors and clarify his stance when he sat down with Jada Pinkett Smith for a very special episode of “Red Table Talk,” and the Smith family did not hold back on letting the rapper know exactly how his comments made them feel.
In a new preview of Snoop’s “RTT,” the rapper is seen squaring off with Jada, Adrienne Banfield-Jones and Willow Smith while discussing the firestorm he set off after calling out Gayle King over her insensitive questions to Lisa Leslie regarding Kobe Bryant’s prior sexual assault allegations.
In the clip of “RTT’s” upcoming episode, Jada explains to Snoop the heartbreak she endured when he heard his aggressive reaction to Gayle’s questions.
“When you first came out and said what you said in regards to Gayle, my heart dropped. I felt like not only were you talking to Gayle, but you were talking to me.”
“Oh no, Snoop has now taken his power flow away from me, away from Willow, away from my mother. Not Snoop!” Jada exclaimed.
She added, “That’s one of the reasons I felt like I really wanted to have a conversation of you in the spirit of healing.”
For his part, Snoop wanted to clarify what he meant when he seemingly launched a “call to arms” on Gayle King, letting the “Red Table Talk” hosts know his message came from a place of love and protection.
“I wanted to make sure what I said was said the right way, and wanted to make sure that the message came across the right way,” Snoop explained.
He added, “We love Kobe and be respectful of Vanessa and those kids, that’s what the whole intent was, to protect that woman and them babies over there because they’re still grieving and let’s give them that respect.”
With a more positive approach to his message, Jada and the others seemed to nod in approval.
Since the initial comments were made, Snoop Dogg has since apologized to Gayle in a publicly recorded message. The rapper admitted he spoke with his mother and realized the error in delivering the message with such aggression.
“I should have handled it way different than that, I was raised way better than that, so I would like to apologize publicly for the language that I used and calling you out your name and just being disrespectful,” Snoop explained.
Gayle has also since apologized for the way her interview was handled by CBS, and said the snipped that was released left her “mortified.”
Snoop Dogg’s episode of “Red Table Talk” airs on Facebook Watch tomorrow, February 26 at 9 AM PT.