In an interview Wednesday, Snoop Dogg once again addressed his angry video directed at CBS News’ Gayle King, saying he let his emotions “get the best of” him, but had support from a handful of famous men.
On Facebook Live’s “Red Table Talk,” he told Jada Pinkett Smith and co-hosts that while there was instantaneous public backlash to his comments, there was also private support: “When this thing happened with Gayle, I got calls from Tyler Perry, Puff Daddy, Van Jones — like, powerful black men — and they didn’t bash me. They was just like, ‘Brother, we got your back if you need [anything], but we think that you shouldn’t have said it.'”
He was publicly supported at the time by Bill Cosby, who posted to social media from jail, thanking Snoop Dogg for ending a separate post criticizing King with an appeal for the comedian’s freedom.
Representatives for Perry, Diddy and Jones did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
“I let my emotions get the best of me. I was frustrated on top of just venting,” said the rapper, who apologized earlier this month for criticizing King for her line of questioning that heavily focused on Kobe Bryant’s rape trial from 2003. He accused King in the video of being opportunistic in the wake of Bryant’s death and not defending black men.
The rapper further insulted King by calling her a “funky, dog-head b—-,” and appeared to threaten her: “How dare you try and torch my motherf–in homeboy’s reputation, punk motherf—-. Respect the family and back off, b—-, before we come get you,” he said.