Thing are all good now between Gayle King and rapper Snoop Dogg. In a new statement on Thursday, February 13, the “CBS This Morning” co-host shared that she had forgiven the rapper after he publicly apologized to her for his ‘derogatory manner’ while defending late Kobe Bryant.
“I accept the apology and understand the raw emotions caused by this tragic loss,” the statement read. “As a journalist, it is sometimes challenging to balance doing my job with the emotions and feelings during difficult times.”
She ended her statement by saying, “I don’t always get it perfect but I’m constantly striving to do it with compassion and integrity.”
Dogg, who previously blasted Gayle for bringing up 2003 rape accusations against Kobe in an interview with Lisa Leslie, publicly released an apology to Gayle on Wednesday, admitting that he was wrong. “Gayle King, I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off emotions…me being angry at questions that you asked. Overreacted,” he said in an Instagram video.
He went on saying, “Should have handled it way different than that. I was raised way better than that. So I would like to apologize to you publicly for the language that I used and calling you out on your name and being disrespectful. I didn’t mean for it to be like that. I was just expressing myself for a friend that wasn’t here to defend himself.”
Dogg hinted in the caption that he decided to apologize to King after having “a talk with my momma.” He also sent best wishes to King, her family as well as Vanessa Bryant’s family.
The rapper was among those who came at Gayle for the controversial question during the aforementioned interview. “What do you gain from that? We expect more from you Gayle. Don’t you hang out with [Oprah Winfrey]? Why are you all attacking us? We’re your people. You don’t come after Harvey Weinstein, asking those dumba** questions,” he ranted in a video. “I’m sick of y’all. Funky doghead bh.