Late last week, the 48-year-old rapper took to Instagram to unleash on King over her interview with former WNBA star Lisa Leslie, during with the CBS This Morning co-host probed the athlete about Kobe Bryant’s 2003 rape case.
In response, Snoop went off on King in a video, calling her a “funky dog head b—h” and accusing her of trying to “tarnish my motherf—ing homeboy’s reputation.” Snoop’s clip ended advising King to “back off, b—h, before we come get you.”
On Saturday (Feb. 8), following a wave of backlash on social media, Snoop took to Instagram once again to clarify his comments and stress that he isn’t looking for a fight with the 65-year-old reporter. Watch below.
“I’m a non-violent person,” Snoop says in the video. “When I said what I said, I spoke for the people who felt like Gayle was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant and his family.”
“Now with that being said,“ the rapper continued, “what I look like wanting some harm to come to a 70-year-old woman? I was raised way better than that. I don’t want no harm to come to her and I didn’t threaten her, all I did was said, ‘check it out, you outta pocket for what you doing and we watching you. Have a little more respect for Vanessa, her babies and Kobe Bryant’s legacy.’”
During her interview with Leslie, King asked 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,” the WNBA star said.
In 2004, Bryant’s case was dismissed due to the alleged victim’s decision not to testify. The five-time NBA champion and legendary shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers died on Jan. 26 following a horrific helicopter crash.