Snoop Dogg Says He Was Trying to 'Protect' Vanessa Bryant With Gayle King Comments

Snoop Dogg's episode of 'Red Table Talk' will air Feb. 26 on Facebook Watch at 12 p.m. ET. 

Snoop Dogg attends a basketball game

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Snoop Dogg attends a basketball game

Although his motive may have lost in translation, Snoop Dogg said he was trying to protect Vanessa Bryant by lashing out at Gayle King.

Snoop makes that clarification on this Wednesday's Red Table Talk"I wanted to make sure that what I said was said the right way. And I wanted to make sure that the message was across that we love Kobe and be respectful of Vanessa and those kids," Snoop said in a sneak peak from Wednesday's show. "That’s what the whole intent was: To protect that woman and them babies over there because she’s still grieving and let’s give them that respect." 

Snoop came under fire for going after Gayle King, after he took issue with her controversial interview with.Lisa Leslie. During that conversation, King asked Leslie about Bryant's sexual assault case. Snoop to take to Instagram where he called King a "bitch" and appeared to threaten her, which he later apologized for. King eventually accepted his apology.

During his appearance, Jada explains to Snoop that his response to King made it feel as though he was directing his anger at every black woman.

"When you first came out and you said what you said in regards to Gayle, my heart dropped," Jada says in a clip. "I felt like not only were you talking to Gayle, but you were talking to me... I was like, 'Not Snoop.' 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."

Snoop Dogg's episode of Red Table Talk will air Feb. 26 on Facebook Watch at 12 p.m. ET. 

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