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Gayle King Reportedly Confronted 50 Cent About his Beef With Oprah

50 Cent’s relationship with Oprah Winfrey started off with a faux beef because of her negative criticism of the “violent” nature of Hip-Hop. The rapper assumed she didn’t like him and took jabs at her publicly.

He once said, “Oprah’s audience is my audience’s parents, so I could care less about Oprah or her show.” He went as far as naming his dog after the legendary talk show host.

In his upcoming book, Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter, 50 says Gayle pressed him at a black-tie gala about his beef with her best friend. “Gayle is the real deal — a very sophisticated, secure, and smart lady. She’s never afraid of a situation … so she marched right up to me and basically said, ‘Why you talkin’ s–t about my girl?’” he recalls.

King was the one who set up for him to appear on Winfrey’s “Oprah’s Next Chapter” in 2012 and they squashed the beef. “Before meeting me, they had bought into the 50 Cent persona … Someone who got into beefs and drama because he just couldn’t help himself,” he writes. “But when I said, ‘At least let me be an enemy,’ they understood that when I got into a beef, it was never driven by emotion. Instead, I was moving off of strategy.”

But tension rose this year when 50 Cent dragged King for her question about Kobe Bryant during her sit-down with Lisa Leslie.

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Kareem Abdul Jabbar on Kobe: “He learned from his mistakes and devoted himself to being a better person”

In a commentary published in the Hollywood Reporter, NBA Hall of Famer, six-time NBA Champion, and former L.A. Laker remarked on the controversial back and forth between some Hip-Hop artists (most notably Snoop Dogg) and Gayle King (her supporters) regarding remarks made in an interview about Kobe Bryant’s legacy. Without truly critiquing King, as that was not his concern, Jabbar took to pen to confront what is the by-product of such fruitless (yet mired in pain) discourse.

The basketball legend said, “While it’s clear that 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg were reacting from a place of deep grief, their personal emotion doesn’t justify such a public and misguided attack.”

So it was good that Snoop course-corrected himself with an apology.

But there issue remains. Should people stir clear of the 2003 sexual assault claim? Should that accusation diminish in the public what the Black Mamba meant to people? Jabbar does not believe it does. In fact, he actually believes it made him stronger and course-corrected the man.

“Fame is unforgiving. Most people who make mistakes in their lives have a degree of privacy within which they can heal and redeem themselves. With the famous, nothing is forgotten and rarely is anything forgiven. Kobe did indeed go through an accusation which he said was consensual but still was adultery. That was 17 years ago when he was only 24. The case was dismissed and Kobe redeemed himself many times over with his exemplary life since. To me, Kobe was even more exceptional because he learned from his mistakes and devoted himself to being a better person. Few have that kind of strength, courage or commitment. We can love and respect Kobe without canonizing him as perfect. Death often immortalizes the ideal rather than the real. But it was the real Kobe, flaws and all, that we should love.”

He also offered what he believes Kobe would have wanted.

“Kobe would not have appreciated the attacks against Gayle King because he knew they perpetuated a climate of disrespect that would be physically, mentally and socially harmful toward all women, including his wife and daughters.”

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“Two Wrongs Don’t Make No Right… I Apologize.” Snoop’s Mom Persuaded Him to Holla’ at Gayle Like a Grown Man

We have been waiting for it. Someone finally admits that both sides of this SnoopGayleKobe-Gate could have handled themselves better.

Absolving personal feelings and beliefs, without advocating for people to be on their sides, both Gayle King and Snoop have offered up sincere and clear olive branches.

While we heard from Gayle and her side a few days ago, Snoop has been reluctant to retract his statements. At first, he gave a “sorta” apology that seemed to cover himself in light of his comments, this time he flat out stated what he was sorry for.

Check out the OG and see how an apology (no matter how late it is) is supposed to be done.

Apparently, the Doggfather had a talk with his mother and she set him straight.

“Two wrongs don’t make no right. So when you’re wrong you have to fix it. Gayle King, I publicly tore you down by coming at you in a derogatory manner based off of emotions… me being angry at the questions you asked.”

“Um… 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.”

“I didn’t mean for it to be like that. I was just expressing myself for a friend that wasn’t here to defend himself. A lot of people look up to me and they love me and they appreciate me, so I want to let them know that any time you mess up, it’s okay to fix it, it’s okay to man up and say that you’re wrong.”

“I apologize. Hopefully, we can sit down and talk privately. Have a good day.”

Salute to you, Snoop. That took a big man to do that.

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CBS News Speaks Out in Defense of Gayle King

It seems as though Gayle King hasn’t been on many’s good sides following her interview with Lisa Leslie. In the interview, King asks Leslie about the 2003 rape case of Kobe Bryant, which sparked a lot of controversies.

Some viewers found King’s questions to be bad timing and disrespectful to the legacy that the former NBA player has left behind. On, Today with Hoda and Jenna, Oprah Winfrey shares that since the interview was released, King has not been “doing well.”

“She has now death threats and has to now travel with security and she’s feeling very much attacked,” Winfrey began. “She feels that she was put in a really terrible position because that interview had already ran and in the context of the interview everyone seemed fine including Lisa Leslie and it was only because somebody at the network put up that clip. I can see how people would obviously be very upset if you thought Gayle was just trying to press to get an answer from Lisa Leslie.”

Winfrey continued by adding, “She hasn’t slept in two days. I think anybody can criticize anything, but the misogynist vitriol and the attacking to the point where it is dangerous to be in the streets alone because it’s just the people attacking it’s the other people who take that message and feel like they can do whatever they want to because of it.”

Not only has fans of the show shown their anger towards the CBS host, but celebrities have has their share of words as well. West Coast rapper, Snoop Dogg was one of the public figures that harshly spoke about the news clip, telling King to “respect the family before we come and get you.”

Susan Zirinsky, President of CBS News made a statement in King’s defense. “We fully support Gayle King and her integrity as a journalist,” she began. “We find the threats against her or any journalist doing their job reprehensible. The interview with Lisa Leslie was comprehensive and thoughtful. We are a country where differences of opinion are welcome, but hateful and dangerous threats are completely unacceptable.”

Snoop Dogg has recently made another video, clarifying his statement after telling fans that he is a “non-violent person.”

“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 I look like wanting some harm to come to a 70-year-old woman? I was raised way better than that. I didn’t want no harm to come to her and I didn’t threaten her. All I did was say, ‘Listen, you’re outta pocket and we’re watching you.’” 

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Snoop Dogg Says He Never Wanted Harm to Come to Gayle, ‘Was Raised Way Better Than That’

Snoop has been in the news lately for speaking for the people. He was not only speaking out on behalf of many people throughout the country, but he also was speaking from his own place of bereavement.

On one night last week, he used very colorful language to critique Gayle King for her interview with Lisa Leslie, where she brought up his 2003 sexual assault case. While the case she brought up was dismissed, many believe that is cloud diminishes or at least shadows, Kobe’s legacy.

Lisa Leslie said that is not so and that she did not believe the claim. She also urged the media to back off. Gayle King is media.

And so Leslie was not alone. Snoop (and a host of other rappers) took to IG to urge others to back up, believing that the motivation is about attacking Blacks over white males accused of the same crimes.

Again, Snoop used colorful language. Just as many who have applauded his raw and emotional appeal, there were critics. Those critics also have taken it out of the context according to The Dogfather.

He took to social media to clarify what he was saying for those who did not understand his Snoopanese.

Tensions are high, but Snoop says in the video:

“Here is a message for the people that need to know. I am a non-violent person. When I said what I said, I spoke for the people that felt like Gayle was very disrespectful towards Kobe Bryant and his family.”

“Now what that being said. What I look like wanting 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.”

Stating he only meant to check her and let her know she was out of pocket and that the community is watching her, he ended saying that he only wanted was for her to consider the other people affected by her investigative journalism.

“All I was saying is have a little more respect for Vanessa and her babies and Kobe Byrant’s legacy.”

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Snoop Dogg Downgrades Gayle King Beef + Responds To Anyone Thinking He Wants To Hurt Her: “PSA”

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West Coast rap legend Snoop Dogg is setting the record straight. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to issue a very public service announcement addressing where things stand between himself and TV personality Gayle King following recent controversial Kobe Bryant comments.

Big Facts: This weekend, Snoop Dizzle went to Instagram and didn’t hold back on explaining how he never intended physical harm toward King after publicly lashing out at her earlier in the week.

High-Key Details: Snoop’s initial Gayle rants even sparked a mighty co-sign from jailed TV icon Bill Cosby.

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Love u uncle bill. 🤜🏾🔥💯

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Wait, There’s More: On Thursday, rap star 50 Cent went to Instagram and didn’t hold back on adding his thoughts on Snoop going off on both Oprah Winfrey and Gayle.

Before You Go: Hours prior, both Snoop and rapper Boosie Badazz went to their Instagram pages with some uncensored frustrations.

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@gayleking 😡😡😡SAD SMH

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Before You Go: On Wednesday, 50 questioned Gayle’s need to bring up Kobe Bryant‘s since-dismissed legal case in a TV interview.

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President Obama’s National Security Adviser Checks Snoop for His IG Comments to Gayle King

Many people have applauded Snoop Dogg for his comments on Instagram, condemning Gayle King for a clip of her interview with Lisa Leslie on CBS regarding the late Kobe Bryant. In this interview, King spoke with Leslie about her friendship with Bryant and later broached a subject that many have stirred away from altogether: His sexual assault case of 2003.

As the two spoke Leslie answered with care and affection about her friend. She further said that she didn’t believe the allegations were true, never saw that in her friend and that the media should back off and let the family grieve.

The “Gin and Juice” rapper took to his social media and blasted King for asking the question, suggesting in very strong language that she was out of order by talking about him so soon after his death. He also went on to say that she and her best friend Oprah only want to tear Black men down. While he used a myriad of curse words, one cut deep.

Snoop Dogg said, “What do you gain from that? I swear to God, we the worst. We the f—— worst. We expect more from you, Gayle. Why y’all attacking us? We your people! You ain’t come after f—— Harvey Weinstein, asking them dumb-a– questions. I get sick of y’all.”

Them he called King a “funky dog-head b—-” and told her to “back off, b—-, before we come get you.”

While rappers like Boosie BadAzz, 50 Cent, and DNA came at her, so did ballers like Reggie Bush and Matt Barnes, supermodel Naomi Campbell and even imprisoned comedian Bill Cosby came out in support, there have been people who thought it not robbery to stand up strongly to stop what appears to be cyberbullying.

One of those persons is tough as nails, Susan Rice, National Security Advisor.

She said, “This is despicable. Gayle King is one of the most principled, fair and tough journalists alive. Snoop, back the **** off. You come for @GayleKing, you come against an army. You will lose, and it won’t be pretty.”

Now the question is… who is in that army?

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Snoop Dogg’s Gayle King Explosion Has Turned Into An Epic Meme Aimed At Chipotle Workers

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The Internet really does remain undefeated almost hourly. Social media has flipped Snoop Dogg‘s now-infamous rant against TV reporter Gayle King into an epic meme directed at Mexican fast food franchise Chipotle.

Big Facts: This week, a hilarious meme surfaced meshing Snoop’s King rant with a hilarious reference to Chipotle.

High-Key Details: Snoop’s Gayle rants even sparked a mighty co-sign from jailed TV icon Bill Cosby.

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Love u uncle bill. 🤜🏾🔥💯

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Wait, There’s More: On Thursday, rap star 50 Cent went to Instagram and didn’t hold back on adding his thoughts on Snoop going off on both Oprah Winfrey and Gayle.

Before You Go: Hours prior, both Snoop and rapper Boosie Badazz went to their Instagram pages with some uncensored frustrations.

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@gayleking 😡😡😡SAD SMH

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Before You Go: On Wednesday, 50 questioned Gayle’s need to bring up Kobe Bryant‘s since-dismissed legal case in a TV interview.

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Snoop Dogg Explains His Explosive Gayle King Rant On ‘The Rickey Smiley Morning Show’

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Snoop Dogg rang off a shot heard across the Internet airwaves and the world when he aimed a short but angry video rant at the direction of Gayle King. The West Coast rapper and entertainer joined The Rickey Smiley Morning Show to explain his explosive words towards the CBS anchor.

Uncle Snoop called into the show sounded seemingly unbothered about all the fervor regarding him calling King a “dog-haired b*tch” for her line of questioning during an interview with Lisa Leslie where the veteran journalist referenced the late Kobe Bryant’s sexual assault case.

Snoop, like many others online, felt that the question was out of line and Leslie kindly deflected and defended her friend, but it seemed as if King wanted to dig her heels in to get a deeper response. While that didn’t happen, the moment was jarring enough to get Snoop to hurl the jab at King via a social media clip.

Smiley’s co-host, Da Brat, made mention of King’s question and Snoop didn’t hold back why he felt it was necessary to speak about the moment in the frank fashion he did.

Listen to this exclusive interview with Snoop Dogg on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show above.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

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Oprah Winfrey Defends Gayle King, “She’s Received Death Threats”

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Oprah Winfrey is speaking out about the backlash that her best friend Gayle King has been subjected to after a clip of her interviewing WNBA legend Lisa Leslie over NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s 2003 sexual assault case hit the web.

During an interview on Today with Honda & Jenna, a choked up Oprah came to the defense of her friend backing Gayle’s claim that the network, CBS, threw her under the bus by releasing the salacious clip out of context; which led to King being dragged online and reportedly receiving death threats.

“She is not doing well. May, I say, she is not doing well because, she now has death threats and have to now travel with security. She’s feeling very much attacked,” Oprah said tearfully (see the clip below). “It was only because somebody at the network put up that clip, and I can see how people would obviously be very upset if you thought Gayle was trying to press to get an answer from Lisa Leslie.”

Oprah also revealed that the backlash has led to Gayle losing sleep for the past few days noting that the backlash has turned from being about Kobe Bryant into a very misogynistic and cruel form of cyber bullying—especially after Snoop Dogg called King out of her name before claiming that Bill Cosby should be free.

“I think the vitriol … anybody can criticize anything, but the misogynist vitriol and the attacking to the point where it is dangerous to be in the streets alone because it’s not just the people who are attacking. It’s the people who take that message and feel like they can do whatever they want to because of it,” Winfrey continued. “You try to be there for your friends, but this is very hard.”

Tough indeed. As previously reported on Thursday (Feb. 7) Gayle King tried to counteract some of the backlash by revealing that the clip didn’t reflect the true nature of the interview nor her intent with the round of questioning; but her appeal to the public seemed to fall on deaf ears.

“I’ve been up reading the comments about the interview I did with Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant, and I know that if I had only seen the clip that you saw, I’d be extremely angry with me too,” Gayle King said on Instagram. “I am mortified. I am embarrassed and I am very angry. Unbeknownst to me, my network put up a clip from a very wide-ranging interview — totally taken out of context — and when you see it that way, it’s very jarring. It’s jarring to me. I didn’t even know anything about it.”

Although King has apologized publicly, the comments by celebrities including Snoop Dogg and Lil Duval have had a severe impact on King leading her to be noticeably absent from her show on Thursday due to safety concerns.

Conceding and taking fault, CBS released a statement on Thursday confirming King’s account of the situation and apologizing for placing her in the terrible position to be eviscerated by the public.

“Gayle conducted a thoughtful, wide-ranging interview with Lisa Leslie about the legacy of Kobe Bryant. An excerpt was posted that did not reflect the nature and tone of the full interview. We are addressing the internal process that led to this and changes have already been made.”

Check out the interview here.


Source: HipHopWired.com

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