Snoop Dogg has apologized and said he overreacted to Gayle King's interview. Photo: AFP/File

Snoop Dogg apologizes for attacking TV anchor over Bryant story

By Maddie Meyer

Rapper Snoop Dogg apologized on Wednesday for an obscenity-laced tirade in which he appeared to threaten a CBS news anchor over an interview about late basketball star Kobe Bryant.

Snoop Dogg's harangue on social media had followed an interview that "CBS This Morning" anchor Gayle King had with former women's basketball star Lisa Leslie which referenced a 2003 sexual abuse allegation against Bryant.

"Two wrongs don't make no right. When you're wrong, you gotta fix it," Snoop Dogg said in an Instagram video apologizing for his outburst.

"So with that being said, Gayle King, I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions, me being angry at questions that you asked," Snoop Dogg said, adding that he "overreacted" to the interview.

"I 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."

Snoop Dogg said he felt he had to defend his friend Bryant.

"A lot of people look up to me and they love me ... so I want to let them know that anytime you mess up, it's OK to fix it, it's OK to man up and say that you're wrong," he said. "I apologize. Hopefully we can sit down and talk privately. Have a good day."

Bryant died, along with his daughter and seven other people, in a helicopter crash on January 26 in California. Since then, references to the 2003 sexual abuse allegation against him have drawn a furious reaction from fans.

After her interview, King received multiple death threats, according to her good friend, media mega-star Oprah Winfrey.

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Dogg is right that Gayle King was being disrespectful.

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I don't believe so. The fact is, rape is part of Kobe's legacy. Especially when he goes publicly and apologizes about not understanding no means no. Different people remember him for different reasons.

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Snoop was "raised better than that"??  I thought his whole schtick was that he has been a thug since he was in nappies.

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I cannot fault Snoop for standing with his dead friend. That's what true friends do, even when they are wrong. As Mr. Dogg said, he should have handled it differently.

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Snoop who??..

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Kobe put his ownself in position to be accused, paying 5 million dollar to his accuser

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Snoop has nothing to apologize for. He was standing up for a lost friend.

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Wow, so bringing up something that happened 16 years ago, not to long after Kobe and his daughter died, is okay then?

Let any of your friends or family die and a few days later someone brings up something they did in the past.

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Snoop was "raised better than that"?? I thought his whole schtick was that he has been a thug since he was in nappies.

What are you talking about? That was never what Snoop about. Also, when does being a thug mean that you can't respect women?

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JJ Jetplane

Don't bother with folks here. There's a very anti-hip hop atmosphere going on.


Snoop Dogg, probably the world's most popular rapper. Don't know him? You been living under a rock? Lmao

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Yah people have a short memory. That kobe was a rapist .only got away because lots of money and endorsement and companies had to much invested. And he was rich. Justice always favors money and power. Not the average joe. Thats why be good try to do good . Karna lurks on every corner of our lives

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A lot of people talking about Kobe's past allegations don't know the real facts. Let me help you all:

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Snoop has been tried for murder. He, like Kobe, knows how it feels to be thinking about spending a long, long time in prison.

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You know the world has definitely become a prisoner of political correctness when an old school original G like Snoop is apologizing. Lol!

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