The aftermath of Gayle King’s interview where she brought up Kobe Bryant’s past allegations of rape continues to reverberate throughout the entertainment and sports worlds.
Snoop Dogg said Saturday he wasn’t threatening CBS News anchor Gayle King over a recent interview soon after the untimely death of the NBA legend.
The clarification comes after CBS News President Susan Zirinsky said the network “fully supports” King while vigorously condemning the “reprehensible” threats made against the anchor.
“When I said what I said, I spoke for the people who felt like Gayle was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant and his family,” Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., said in a video on Instagram on Saturday.
The hip hop icon went on to explain that he was raised better than that in terms of wanting to physically hurt an older women. “Now with that being said, what do I look like, wanting some harm to come to a 70-year-old woman? I was raised way better than that,” the 48-year-old entertainer continued. “I don’t want no harm to come to her, and I didn’t threaten her. All I did was say, ‘Check it out. You out of pocket for what you doing, and we watching you. Have a little bit more respect for Vanessa, her babies and Kobe Bryant’s legacy.'”
King, a co-anchor on “CBS This Morning,” is 65. Snoop is referring to the following questions by King below.
“It’s been said that his legacy is complicated because of a sexual assault charge that was dismissed in 2003, 2004. Is it complicated for you, as a woman, as a WNBA player?” King asked Leslie.
“It’s not complicated for me at all,” Leslie replied. “I just never see — have ever seen him being the kind of person that would be — do something to violate a woman or be aggressive in that way. That’s just not the person that I know.”
“Lisa, you wouldn’t see it, though. As his friend, you wouldn’t see it,” King said.
“And that’s possible,” replied Leslie. “I just don’t believe that.”
She added that the media “should be more respectful at this time.”