During his interview with Red Table Talk, Snoop Dogg admitted that his mom made him apologize for his comments about Gayle King. As previously reported, Snoop lashed out at Gayle King after she bought up Kobe Bryant's sexual assualt case during an interview with his friend Lisa Leslie, shortly after his death.
Snoop said, “You would think it was more people against me, there was more people with me.” He said that despite the support, “It made me feel like I had too much power. And at that particular time, I was abusing it. That’s just what I felt, and I had to get it right.”
The rap icon said that his mom Beverly Tate made him realize he had to make things right, saying, “My mother raised me in church and she raised me to respect women. It was certain things she said to me that took me back to being a little kid. And when your mama can make you feel like a kid, that’s when you gotta get right.”
He continued, “I didn’t feel grown, I didn’t feel like I was Snoop Dogg the rapper, I felt like Snoopy. I felt like, ‘OK, all right.’ And she didn’t say I was wrong, she was just giving me, ‘You know I raised you better. You’re a representation of us. Every woman that has ever crossed your life, you’re a representation of that.'”
Snoop told Jada he had not talked directly with King, but he has “reached out through her friends, her associates and I even DM’d her, sending her a prayer, letting her know I apologize to her.”
He also revealed that he got a lot of support from close friends, saying, “When this thing happened with Gayle I got calls from Tyler Perry, Puff Daddy, Van Jones, powerful black men and they didn’t bash me. They was just like, ‘Brother we got your back if you need. But we think you should’ve said… it a little differently.'”
He added, “We got a real brotherhood going on behind the scenes,” he added.
Snoop added on Red Table Talk, “I’m a great person as far as understanding when I’m wrong. I get it and I understand and I love being that example.”