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Snoop Dogg Accuses Gayle King of Trying to 'Tarnish' Kobe Bryant's Legacy With Rape Interview Question

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Snoop Dogg performs, while wearing a Los Angeles Lakers sweat suit in memory of Kobe Bryant, at The Fillmore on Jan. 26, 2020 in Detroit.

Fans of Kobe Bryant expressed outrage this week over Gayle King's interview with Lisa Leslie, during which the reporter probed the former WNBA star about Bryant's 2003 rape case. The latest critic to come out of the woodworks is Snoop Dogg, who unleashed a scathing diatribe against the CBS This Morning co-host on Thursday (Feb. 6).

"Gayle King..out of pocket for that sh--. Way out of pocket. What do you gain from that? I swear to God we the worst. We the f---ing worst," Snoop said in the clip, reposted on Twitter by 50 Cent.

"We expect more from you, Gail. Don't you hang out with Oprah? Why y'all attacking us? We your people. You ain't come after Harvey Weinstein asking them dumbass questions. I get sick of y'all. I wanna call you one. Is it OK if I call her one? Funky dog head b---h. How dare you try to tarnish my motherf---ing homeboy's reputation. Punk motherf---er. Respect the family and back off, b---h, before we come get you."

Earlier in the day, King herself responded to criticism regarding her mentioning of Bryant's rape case in a video post, claiming that she was "mortified" and "embrassed" by the network's decision to choose that particular clip to promote her interview with Leslie.

"Unbeknownst to me, my network put up a clip from a very wide-ranging interview, totally taken out of context, and when you see it that way, it's very jarring," King said. "It's jarring to me. I didn't even know anything about it. I started getting calls, 'What the hell are you doing? Why did you say this? What is happening?' I did not know what people were talking about."

Gayle asked Leslie if Bryant's legacy is "complicated" because of his sexual assault charge. Leslie, a friend of Bryant's, explained why she believed the media shouldn't use this time to desecrate his reputation, especially after his death.

"I think the media should be more respectful at this time. It's like if you had questions about it, you've had many years to ask him that."

In 2004, Bryant's case was dismissed due to the alleged victim's decision not to testify. Watch King's explantion for her questioning of Kobe's rape case below. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

TSR STAFF: Jade Ashley @Jade_Ashley94 _____________________________________ #GayleKing has been facing a lot of backlash following her recent interview with WNBA legend #LisaLeslie. As we previously shared, many people have been disappointed in Gayle for bringing up past allegations against #KobeBryant and asking if it makes his legacy complicated in the wake of his recent passing. _____________________________________ Now Gayle is speaking out about the criticism she’s been receiving and shares things from her perspective and expresses that CBS rolled out the interview different than she expected. _____________________________________ She said, “I know that if I had only seen the clip that you saw, I would be extremely angry with me too. I am mortified. I'm embarrassed and I am very angry. Unbeknownst to me my network put up a clip from a very wide-ranging interview, totally taken out of context and when you see it that way it's very jarring.” Gayle continued, “It was—read more at TheShadeRoom.com

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