Snoop Dogg Has Something to Say About Gayle King 'Threat'

The rapper calls himself 'a non-violent person'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2020 4:00 PM CST
Snoop Dogg: Me, Threaten Gayle King? You 'Have No Heart'
Rapper Snoop Dogg prior to the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

What, me threaten? Snoop Dogg said Sunday his video criticizing Gayle King wasn't threatening at all—despite his warning to "back off ... before we come get you," E! News reports. "I'm a non-violent person," the 48-year-old said Saturday on Instagram. "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, what'd I look like want 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, I didn't threaten her." This after Dogg slammed King, a CBS news anchor, for asking about Bryant's rape case in an interview. CBS released a clip of King's interview with the late NBA star's wife, Vanessa.

"All I did was say check it out, you out of pocket for what you doing and we watching you," Dogg went on. "...We speak from the heart. Some of you who have no heart don't understand that. But anyway, carry on and enjoy your day." (But his original, expletive-laden rant was so strongly worded that former national security adviser Susan Rice fired back that "you come for @GayleKing, you come against an army. You will lose, and it won't be pretty.") Now Deadline reports that #MeToo icon Rose McGowan has jumped into the fray, calling Bryant a "hero" for apologizing about the alleged rape: "You want to know why Kobe Bryant is a hero? He apologized to a hurt young woman," she tweeted Sunday. "Truth hurts. Death hurts. ... Kobe stopped hurting women, so can you." (See what Oprah has to say.)

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