Snoop called the journalist a “Funky, dog-haired b—h,” because she brought up Kobe Bryant‘s 2003 sexual assault charge shortly after he was killed in a helicopter crash. But Snoop later apologized for it on Instagram.
“It was just a matter of me losing control,” Snoop told the “Red Table Talk” hosts. “We still haven’t swallowed Nip (Nipsey Hussle). That’s still in our hearts right now. We still hurt behind that and then Kobe and his daughter.
“When someone become a superhero, we don’t have a lot of them,” he also explained. “But when someone becomes a superhero, it’s our job to protect that superhero. So that’s why we have that in our hearts, why you attacking us after we make it?”
In another part of the sit-down, Snoop was asked how it made him feel when he saw the responses that came after his message to King surfaced.
“It made me feel like I had too much power, and at that particular time I was abusing it,” he stated. “And that’s just why I felt … I had to get it right.”
The person who encouraged Snoop to make things right was his mother Beverly Broadus Green, who contacted him.
“She didn’t say I was wrong, she was just giving me, ‘You know I raised you better than that,’” Snoop explained.
Snoop said the men didn’t reprimand him, but told him that he could have handled things differently.
People had plenty to say after Snoop’s interview was published, and it seems the majority appreciate that he showed remorse for his comments — first on Instagram, then on “Red Table Talk.”
“I have all the respect in the world for you Snoop,” someone wrote on Facebook. “I understood why you said what you said but wished that you had said it a bit different but I got it. Thank God that you still respect and love your mother that when she puts you in check you know that you have to go and straighten it out.”
“Great men realize their mistakes and they apologize,” a second person wrote. “You are great Snoop Dogg.”
“All about respect,” wrote a third. “Every action is a reaction so lets be careful on things we do ! Learning from red table with Snoop Dog !”
There were others who said it’s only right if King speaks with Pinkett Smith and the other hosts too.
“Gayle King time for you to sit at the Red Table’ show your #truth,” one person commented.