CBS host Gayle King has accepted an apology from Snoop Dogg after the rapper expressed remorse over an abusive rant he posted to Instagram. King was subjected to a torrent of abuse after CBS posted a clip of an upcoming interview about Kobe Bryant that she said was “taken out of context.” In the interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie, King had asked about Bryant’s sexual-assault case. Snoop Dogg responded by posting a video calling King a bitch and threatening to go after her for tainting Bryant’s legacy. The TV host received death threats as a result, her close friend Oprah said. Snoop Dogg later apologized for coming at King in a “derogatory manner,” saying that he “should have handled it way different than that.”
In a statement to NBC News on Friday, King said she accepted the apology and understood “the raw emotions” caused by the loss of Bryant in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash. “I don’t always get it perfect, but I’m constantly striving to do it with compassion and integrity,” she added.