Snoop Dogg praises 'role model' Kobe Bryant after slamming Gayle King - Page Six
- 10 February 2020
February 7, 2020 | 5:41pm
While guest co-hosting “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” alongside Martha Stewart, the Long Beach, California, rapper stressed just how much influence Bryant has had on both millennials and elders like himself.
“The younger generation of basketball players all look up to him,” Snoop told Stewart and guest, Ice Cube. “The younger generation rappers all look up to him. Even rapper like myself, who was older than him, I looked up to him because he showed me ways on how to be a better person, a better father, a better man, you know, going from that to this.
“He was just a great leader and a great role model, and we going to miss him dearly.”
Snoop took exception to King asking WNBA champ Lisa Leslie about Bryant’s 2003 rape case, which was dismissed.
“Gayle King, out of pocket for that s–t, way out of pocket,” he began his social media rant against the CBS anchor. “What do you gain from that? I swear to God, we the worst, we the f–king worst. We expect more from you, Gayle, don’t you hang out with Oprah?
“Why you all attacking us, we your people. You ain’t coming after f–king Harvey Weinstein asking him dumb-ass questions. I get sick of you all …”