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Snoop Dogg: I didn’t threaten Gayle King, but she ‘was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant

February 10, 2020

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Snoop Dogg: I didn't threaten Gayle King, but she 'was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant

Snoop Dogg said Saturday he wasn’t threatening CBS News anchor Gayle King over a recent interview during which she broached the Kobe Bryant rape case following his death last week.

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 during a video on Instagram on Saturday.

“Now thereupon being said, what do I appear as if, wanting some harm to return to a 70-year-old woman? I used to be raised way better than that,” the 48-year-old entertainer continued. “I don’t want no harm to return to her, and that I didn’t threaten her. All I did was say, ‘Check it out. You out of pocket for what you doing, and that we watch you. Have a touch bit more respect for Vanessa, her babies, and Kobe Bryant’s legacy.'”

King, a co-anchor on “CBS This Morning,” is 65.

The rapper’s latest comments come after he posted an earlier Instagram video during which he seemed to threaten King, telling her to “back off, bitch before we come to get you.” The comment was made amid criticism over her addressing the Bryant rape case.

Oprah Winfrey, who is on the brink of King, said on NBC’s “Today” that the CBS News veteran has been the target of death threats following her interview earlier in the week with former WNBA star Lisa Leslie during which King raised the sexual abuse charge against Bryant during a 2003 civil case that was ultimately settled.


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