Snoop Dogg explains why he ripped Gayle King

Lawrence Kim
February 28, 2020

In an upcoming interview on Red Table Talk, the rapper says he believes King crossed the line when she brought up Kobe Bryant's 2003 sexual assault case in an interview just days after the National Basketball Association legend and eight others were killed in a January 26 helicopter crash.

"I didn't mean for it to be like that, I was just expressing myself for a friend who wasn't there to defend himself".

Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash that took the lives of nine people, including Bryant's daughter, Gigi on Sunday, January 26.

"It was a matter of me losing control because we still haven't swallowed Nip. we still hurt behind that and then Kobe and his daughter", Snoop said, referencing Nipsey Hussle's death in 2019 before sharing losses he personally experienced. "I was like, 'Not Snoop.' And so that's one of the reasons why I felt like I really wanted to have this conversation with you in the spirit of healing". But what about when I want to cry? When I feel disgusted, when I'm angry. The rapper claimed on the show that he let his emotions get the best of him, however, he noted that many famous men had his back.

"Why don't you just repent and say 'I'm sorry.' As Snoop said it". (Photo by Jemal Countess/FilmMagic) Snoop spoke about his close relationship with Bryant, saying they were both fans of each other and reiterating the former LA Laker's impact on the city. We all want to be that man that's loved by their kids and their wife. I'm a fan of his, he was a fan of mine's. I love being that example.

Jada said that she had not seen black men collectively so upset about something.

"When you first came out and you said what you said in regards to Gayle, my heart dropped". We just came from behind closed doors. But we think that you ... could have went about it a little different'. "You can regain your place with us, but not by justifying what you do", he said.

"When someone becomes a superhero - we don't have a lot of them - but when someone becomes a superhero, it's our job to protect that superhero", Snoop said.

Snoop, 48, added, "That's what the whole intent was: To protect that woman and them babies over there because she's still grieving and let's give them that respect".

His decision to apologize was prompted after a call from his mother. Because I could have said, 'They with me so I'm right.' No, there's always some wrong in the right. "It made me feel like I had too much power", he reflects. "I felt like Snoopy".

Last week, Snoop apologized, explaining in an Instagram post that he "overreacted". And I even DMed her, sending her a prayer, letting her know I apologize to her.

Diddy, Tyler Perry, and Van Jones all reached out to him in the wake of the controversy. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. "We got a real brotherhood going on behind the scenes, for real".

When Willow Smith, 19, who also appears as a regular on the series, asked Snoop if he had talked to King, the rapper replied, "No, but I've reached out through her friends, her associates. Hopefully, we can sit down and talk privately".

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