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24 February 2020, 13:30 | Updated: 5 October 2020, 12:46
Jada Pinkett-Smith has received backlash after confronting Snoop Dogg, over his Gayle King comments.
However, the 48-year-old rapper went on Jada Pinkett-Smith's show Red Table Talk to discuss his online rant directed at Gayle King.
In a preview clip of Red Table Talk, Jada is seen talking to Snoop, she explains that his remarks were triggering to her as a black woman, as he was insulting another black woman.
"When you first came out and you said what you said in regards to Gayle, my heart dropped," Pinkett said.
"I felt like not only were you talking to Gayle, but you were talking to me... I was like, 'Not Snoop.'"
She added "And so that’s one of the reasons why I felt like I really wanted to have this conversation with you in the spirit of healing."
Following Kobe Bryant's death last month, King sat down with Bryant's fellow Los Angeles basketball superstar, Lisa Leslie, to discuss his passing.
During the interview, King asked Leslie about Kobe's alleged sexual assault case from 2003.
"It’s been said that his legacy is complicated because of a sexual assault charge, which was dismissed in 2003, 2004. Is it complicated for you as a woman, as a WNBA player?" King asked.
"It’s not complicated for me at all," Leslie responded. Leslie told Gayle"I think that’s how we should leave it."
King's questioning angered many Kobe fans, including Snoop, who angrily responded on Instagram.
Snoop uploaded a video where he insults King for the questions and calls her a "funky dog-headed b**ch".
The West Coast rapper later took to Instagram to apologise to Gayle King for his "disrespectful" comments.
However, Snoop's fans are coming for Jada, claiming she is reaching and faking outrage for her show. See reactions below.
Snoop dogg , a huge Kobe Bryant fan , snapped on Gayle king because she brought up a rape case from 2003 that was dismissed 17 YEARS AGO in an extremely sad/disrespectful attempt to ruin that man’s image. How the fuck did you feel like he was talking to you? This is a joke https://t.co/YOWvih49tJ— Craig Bowie (@craigstreeet) February 24, 2020
Why not have both @SnoopDogg AND @GayleKing on to iron out their differences IF this was truly "in the spirit of healing"? While Snoop's delivery was in poor taste, the same could be said for Gayle's line of questioning during her interview w/ Lisa Leslie. This is very one-sided. https://t.co/IZUJzb6sIg— Elgin Charles (@ElginCharles) February 24, 2020
Jada Smith stop it,dont make this a women thing, because it's not, it's a Gayle King thing asking a wrong question at the wrong time. Its about timing.— Clarence (@Junior410) February 24, 2020
So I just watched the clip of Jada Pinkett and Snoop Dogg on the red table talk. Jada Pinkett said she felt like Snoop was talkin to her her mother and her daughter and included them in comments Snoop only directed towards Gayle King. Jada Pinkett I love you but you are reaching— I-D-M (@daconsciouswon) February 23, 2020
It's not that deep. I'm a black woman and when i heard Snoop. I heard anger, disappointment and grief. He lost his friend in a tragic way. This was a "personal" situation between Snoop and Gayle King... who was so gutter in what she did😑— Pat... (@pat_2018_) February 23, 2020
This is the kind of bullshit that makes black men feel silenced when it comes to their emotions. What Uncle @SnoopDogg said was directed to ONE person. Unless your sentiments are the same as #GayleKing 's and you felt her actions were appropriate, his statement wasn't for you. https://t.co/yRjijgg25t— THE EVOLVING GODDESS (@justabi92) February 24, 2020