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Jada Pinkett Smith is taking Snoop Dogg to task over comments he made about the Then King, following Kobe Bryant’s death.
In a preview for an upcoming episode on her Facebook, Watch-tv-series “Red Table Talk,” Smith asked the rapper to respond to the derogatory comments he made about the CBS reporter, when she went to the national basketball association (NBA player’s prior allegations of sexual abuse.
“If you will, for the first time, came out and said,” what you just said, you know, when it comes to Gail, my heart dropped,” Pinkett Smith says in the clip. “I felt like not only were you talking to Then, but you had to talk to me.”
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The actress was joined by not only Snoop, but her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, as well.
“I was like, ‘Oh my god! Snoop has now taken on the power flow is away from me, away from the Willow tree, away from my mother… isn’t it?” Smith became the first. “And I was like, ‘No Look.’ And that’s one of the reasons why I have the feeling that I really wanted to have this conversation with you, in the spirit of healing.”
While Snoop’s no talking in this clip, he nods, looking defeated.
The drama started when he interviewed a former WNBA player, Lisa Leslie, about Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of all nine passengers on board, including Bryant’s daughter Gianna.
“It has been said that [Bryant’s] legacy is complicated because of a sexual assault, which was released in 2003 and 2004. It Is difficult for you, as a woman, as a WNBA player?” The king asked, in a “CBS this morning” interview.
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Snoop Dogg has responded to the calling by the King of Instagram after the interview, and it seemed to be a threat to the anchor if they don’t, the “back-off”.
Snoop Dogg has an excuse to Gayle King after publicly ridiculing her for comments she made about Kobe Bryant.
“We expect to see more of you, Then,” he said in a video message. “Respect for the family, and to back-off, b – – – – – well, before we come and get you.”
Snoop later apologized to the King and to the public in a video message on Instagram.
“Two wrongs don’t make no right. If you’re wrong, you’ll have to fix it,” the artist explains.
“So, with that said: Then with King, I will publicly, and tore it down to get at you in a derogatory manner, on the basis of emotions” I get angry at the questions you’ve asked. [I] Overreacted. It should have handled it differently, that’s it. I was brought up better than that. So, I would like to apologize to you publicly for the language that I used, and it calls out your name, and it’s just disrespectful,” he continued.
“I didn’t mean for this to be the case. I was just being myself and for a friend who is not here to defend himself. A lot of people will look at me and they love me and they like me, so I want to let you know that if you mess up, it’s OK to fix it, it’s OK to be a man and say that you’re wrong. I’m sorry about that. Hopefully, we can sit and talk privately. Have a good day,” he added.
And the king said to The Associated Press on Wednesday that she accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology.
“I accept the apology and trying to understand the raw emotion that is caused by this tragic loss,” she said in a statement.
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“As a journalist, it’s sometimes a challenge to balance my job with the emotions and feelings in difficult times,” King added. “I’m not perfect, but I’m always looking for it to do so with compassion and integrity.”
Fox News’ Nick Givas, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.