Snoop Dogg’s full appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk premiered on Facebook Watch on Wednesday (February 26). The West Coast OG’s conversation with Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow and mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris delves into Snoop’s controversial comments about CBS journalist Gayle King and much more.
The episode discusses the culture of disrespect between black men and black women with the aim of healing. Snoop also gets an opportunity to further explain why he lashed out at King, share his regrets and detail his realization about the power of his words.
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[This post has been updated. The following was originally published on February 23, 2020.]
Snoop Dogg has publicly apologized for lashing out at CBS journalist Gayle King, but the Doggfather isn’t done discussing the topic. The D-O-Double-G is also going to address his comments in an episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, which will premiere on Wednesday (February 26).
In a preview of the upcoming episode, Jada tells Snoop about how his rant affected her.
“When you first came out and you said what you said, you know in regards to Gayle, my heart dropped,” she says. “I felt like not only were you talking to Gayle, but you were talking to me. I was like, ‘Oh no, Snoop has now taken his power flow away from me, away from Willow, away from my mother.’ Right?'”
She adds, “I was like if this is what’s happening … I was like, not Snoop! So, that’s one of the reasons I felt like I really wanted to have the conversation with you in the spirit of healing.”
Earlier this month, Snoop took aim at King after she brought up past rape accusations against the late Kobe Bryant in an interview with former WNBA star Lisa Leslie. In an Instagram video, he referred to King as a “funky dog head bitch.”
Snoop later apologized for his words, noting he attacked King in a “derogatory manner based off of emotions.”
“I was raised way better than that,” he said. “So I would like to apologize to you publicly for the language that I used and calling you out of your name and just being disrespectful.”
King responded, “I accept the apology and understand the raw emotions caused by this tragic loss.”
She also noted it wasn’t her intention to add to the grief following Bryant’s death. The Los Angeles Lakers legend, his daughter Gianna and seven others died in a helicopter crash on January 26.