Bill Cosby & Susan Rice Weigh In Snoop Dogg’s Threat To Gayle King
Television journalist Gayle King and hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg are currently feuding about the legacy of late basketball star Kobe Bryant. Many on social media are taking sides in the feud, including comedian and registered sex offender Bill Cosby, who sided with Snoop Dogg in an Instagram post, and former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who told the rapper to “Back the **** off,” in a Twitter post.
This is despicable. Gayle King is one of the most principled, fair and tough journalists alive. Snoop, back the **** off. You come for @GayleKing, you come against an army. You will lose, and it won’t be pretty. https://t.co/nUxcYCLS62
— Susan Rice (@AmbassadorRice) February 8, 2020
After Bryant’s death in a helicopter accident, King interviewed Lisa Leslie, a former WNBA player and a close friend to Bryant. King repeatedly pressed Leslie about allegations regarding Bryant’s sexual misconduct – Bryant was charged with rape in 2003, but the criminal case was dropped after the accuser refused to testify. “I just never, have ever seen [Bryant] being the kind of person that would do something to violate a woman or be aggressive in that way. That’s just not the person that I know,” Leslie said, who also said that she does not believe the allegations against Bryant to be true.
The interview proved to be controversial – it has almost 5000 likes but about 8500 dislikes on YouTube at this time. Snoop Dogg was one person to not take to King’s interview kindly. In a now-deleted video the 48-year old rapper posted to Instagram, he called King’s comments, “Way out of pocket.” “Don’t you hang out with Oprah? Why y’all attacking us?” asked Snoop Dogg. He also called the television personality a “Funky dog head bitch,” and said to, “Respect the family or back off… before we come get you.”
Some have criticized Snoop Dogg’s comments to King, claiming that he threatened the journalist. The rapper posted another video to Instagram to clarify his response to the interview.
“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, would I look like I want some harm to come to a 70-year-old woman?” said Snoop Dogg in the video. It should be noted that King is 65. He continued, saying, “I don’t want no harm to come to her and I didn’t threaten her. All I did was say, ‘Check it out, you out of pocket for what you doing and we watching you.'”
Whether King and Snoop Dogg will eventually end the feud remains to be seen.