Rapper Snoop Dogg apologized again a week after his half-hearted apology to journalist Gayle King did not go over well.
The rapper called King a "b*tch" and encouraged his followers to send death threats to King, 65, after she asked former WNBA player Lisa Leslie to comment on Kobe Bryant's 2003 rape allegations.
Snoop Dogg's comments sparked a firestorm of controversy that ended with former President Barack Obama's White House advisor Susan Rice telling the rapper to "back the **** off" and threatening to send an army to gather him.
Snoop, real name Calvin Broadus, Jr., apologized in an Instagram video on Wednesday, claiming his mother made him see the error of his ways.
"Had a talk with my momma thank u mamma," he captioned the video. "2 wrongs don't make it right time to heal... @gayleking Peace... n love Praying for u and your family as well as Vanessa and the kids."
In the video, Snoop Dogg said, "I should have handled it way different than that, I was raised way better than that, so I would like to apologize publicly for the language that I used and calling you out your name and just being disrespectful," he said.
Snoop apologized again after his reality show co-host Martha Stewart commented on his disrespectful behavior this week.
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Rapper Snoop Dogg reluctantly apologized to television journo Gayle King after Susan Rice, Barack Obama's former national security advisor, warned him to "back off".
Rice, 55, warned Snoop to "back the **** off" after the aging rapper threatened King over her comments to former WNBA star Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant.
"This is despicable," Rice tweeted in response to Snoop's video rant. "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."
Her threat worked.
Snoop, who is 48, took to social media to reluctantly apologize to King, saying he meant no harm. "I'm 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...”
The same day Snoop made a video threatening to "come get" King, he also made an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, shucking and jiving with ex-con Martha Stewart.
The reaction from Black Twitter was mixed. Some users wondered why it took another powerful Black woman to check Snoop for his disrespectful behavior toward a successful Black woman.
"Where are the real men?" they wondered aloud.
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