What's a brief history?
During a discussion with Leslie, King brought up Bryant's 2003 sexual assault case. Snoop Dogg was just one voice in many who vocally disapproved of King's questioning.
Bryant, his daughter, and several Bryant family friends were killed in a January helicopter crash.
During an impassioned Instagram video, the 48-year-old rapper said, "Gayle King, out of pocket for that s***. Why y'all attacking us? We yo' people. You ain't coming after f***ing Harvey Weinstein asking them dumb-ass questions. I get sick of y'all. I wanna call you one. Is it OK if I call her one? Funky dog-haired b***h! How dare you try to torch my motherf***ing homeboy's reputation. Punk motherf***er! Respect the family and back off, b***h, before we come get you."
Despite blowback, Snoop Dogg insisted that he did not threaten King.
For her part, King insisted that CBS promoted the interview with a clip that was taken "out of context."
What's he saying now?
The rapper made amends in a Wednesday Instagram video.
Two wrongs don't make no right. When you're wrong, you gotta fix it. So with that being said: Gayle King, I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions ... me being angry at questions that you asked. [I] overreacted. I 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 of your name and just being disrespectful.