Snoop Dogg has offered a public apology to Gayle King after days of backlash over questions she asked about the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant.
The rapper had been critical of King following her interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie in which King asked about rape allegations against Bryant, who died last month in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.
Snoop Dogg’s comments kicked off a storm of controversy which resulted in King being targeted with death threats and expressing anger at her “CBS This Morning” bosses for how they marketed the interview.
“Had a talk with my momma thank u mamma,” Snoop Dogg wrote in the caption of a video he posted on his verified Instagram account Tuesday. “2 wrongs don’t make it right time to heal. @gayleking Peace n love Praying for u and your family as well as Vanessa and the kids.”
The hip hop star said in the video that he “overreacted” and offered up to King that “I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions of me being angry at a question you asked.”
“I should have handled it way different than that, I was raised way better than that, so I would like to apologize publicly for the language that I used and calling you out your name and just being disrespectful,” he said.
Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were part of a group of nine people who were killed last month in the helicopter crash.