Snoop Dogg now understands that two wrongs don’t make a right.
Wednesday on Instagram, the “Gin & Juice” rapper issued a formal apology to Gayle King, who he had criticized for asking interviewee Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant’s 2003 sexual assault trial.
“Two wrongs don’t make no right. When you’re wrong, you got to fix it,” the musician exclaimed. “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. Umm, overreacted. Should have handled it way different 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.”
He continued, “I didn’t mean for it to be like that. I was just expressing myself for a friend that wasn’t here to defend himself. A lot of people look up to me and they love me and they appreciate me, so I want to let them know that anytime you mess up, it’s okay to fix it, it's okay to man up and say that you’re wrong. I apologize. Hopefully we can sit down and talk privately. Have a good day."
After a clip of King’s controversial interview went viral, Snoop slammed the journalist in an explicit social media video.
“Gayle King,” he said at the time. “Out of pocket for that ----. Way out of pocket. What do you gain from that? I swear to God, we’re the worst. We’re the ------- worst. We expect more from you, Gayle. Don’t you hang out with Oprah [Winfrey]? Why ya’ll attacking us? We your people. You ain’t coming after ------- [accused abuser] Harvey Weinstein, asking them dumbass questions. I get sick of ya’ll.”
He added, “How dare you try to tarnish my ------------- homeboy’s reputation, punk ------------? Respect the family and back off, bitch, before we come get you.”
Following the controversy, Oprah rushed to best friend Gayle’s defense and told “Today” hosts Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager that King was receiving “death threats” over her question.
King previously explained the “wide-ranging” interview, and said she wanted Leslie, a friend of Kobe’s, to shed light on his resurfaced rape case.
“We talked about that court case because that court case has also come up,” Gayle said in an Instagram video. “And, I wanted to get Lisa’s take on it as a friend who knew him well, what she thought, where that should stand… It was very powerful when she looked me in the eye, as a member of the media, to say, ‘It’s time for the media to leave it alone and to back off.’”