Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology over Kobe Bryant rant and says she understands the ‘raw emotions’ – The Sun
GAYLE King has accepted Snoop Dogg’s apology after he attacked her on social media for her questions about Kobe Bryant's rape accusations during an interview.
The CBS anchor, 65, spoke for the first time about the 48-year-old rapper’s online rant – which called her a “funky, dog-haired b***h” – over her aired talk with WNBA player Lisa Leslie, 47.
“I accept the apology and understand the raw emotions caused by this tragic loss,” the newswoman said in a statement obtained by a reporter from New York Magazine.
“I’m deeply sorry that questions I asked added to that pain. That was never my intention.
“As a journalist, it is sometimes challenging to balance doing my job with the emotions and feelings during difficult times.
“I don’t always get it perfect but I’m constantly striving to do it with compassion and integrity,” she concluded.
Kobe’s mega-fan Snoop confessed he was out of line when he unleashed a “disrespectful" tirade against the CBS TV personality.
“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,” Snoop said earlier this month in an Instagram video.
“I 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.
"Had a talk with my momma thank u mamma. 2 wrongs don’t make it right time to heal. Gayle King Peace n love Praying for u and your family as well as Vanessa and the kids,” the California rap icon added.
Last week, the Drop It Like It’s Hot lyricist went on an heated rant online about the news anchor: ”You ain’t coming after f*****g Harvey Weinstein asking him dumb-a** questions. I get sick of you all…
“I wanna call you one … Funky, dog-haired b***h, how dare you try and tarnish my motherf*****g homeboy’s reputation, punk motherf****r.
“Respect the family and back off, b***h, before we come get you,” he fired off in the Instagram clip he posted to his nearly 40 million followers.
His harsh criticism was joined by thousands online who strongly disapproved of the interview Gayle did with basketball legend and Kobe’s close friend Lisa about his 2003 sexual assault case.
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