Snoop Dogg Says He Did NOT Want To Harm Gayle King: I’m A Non Violent Person
Soon after, Snoop who is a longtime friend of the former Los Angeles Lakers star, accused Gayle of trying to “tarnish” Bryant’s reputation. Saying in a now deleted, expletive-filled Instagram video:
“Back off, b––, before we come get you.”
After facing backlash for his reaction, the rapper took to Instagram on Saturday (Feb. 8th), to further explain his remarks toward Gayle. In a video, Snoop says:
“Here’s a message for the people that need to know. I’m on a non-violent person. When I said what I said, I spoke for the people who felt like Gayle was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant and his family.”
“Now, with that being said, do I look like I would want any harm to come to a 70-year-old woman? I was raised way better than that. I don’t want to harm to come to her and I didn’t threaten her. All I did was said, ‘Check it out: you outta pocket for what you’re doing and we’re watching you. Have a little bit more respect for Vanessa, her babies, and Kobe Bryant’s legacy.’”
Several notable celebs took to Snoop’s comments in support of his message including Diddy, Pharrell, and Deion Sanders.
As previously reported, Gayle spoke out in a 3-minute video following the overwhelming backlash from her CBS sit down with Leslie. Gayle offered a deeper explanation and called out the network for releasing a clip that she said was taken out of context.
“I’ve been up reading the comments about the interview I did with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant. And I know that 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. It’s jarring to me!”
She added she had no clue what was going on when people called and questioned her about the clip.
“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.”
She continued and said she was “advised” to keep quiet, but decided to go against it.
“That’s not good enough for me. I really want people to understand what happened here and how I’m feeling about it.”
The network also released a statement on the backlash,
“Gayle conducted a thoughtful, wide-ranging interview with Lisa Leslie about the legacy of Kobe Bryant. An excerpt was posted that did not reflect the nature and tone of the full interview. We are addressing the internal process that led to this and changes have already been made.”
Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26 alongside his daughter Gianna and seven other people. See the latest here.
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