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Tensions have been high since Gayle King’s comments on Kobe Bryant, and Snoop sat down at the Red Table to explain why he initially reacted the way he did, and why he later decided to apologize.
Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk is now known for being a place where people come to have candid, honest conversations about issues related to celebrities, culture and beyond. Namely, Jordyn Woods appeared on the show amid the scandal with Tristan Thompson, as well as T.I. and Tiny after his #hymengate controversy. Both episodes allowed the guests to speak their truths and tell their side of the story while under much public scrutiny.
Snoop Dogg, Jada, Adrienne and Willow discussed not only Gayle King, but the culture of disrespect between black men and women. “It was just a matter of me losing control,” Snoop says of his initial reaction to King. “We still haven’t swallowed Nip. That’s still in our hearts right now. We still hurt behind that, and then Kobe and his daughter..I lost a grandson, a grandmother. I gotta be strong for everybody. You gotta turn it on, ‘it’s time to be Snoop again!’ But what about when I want to cry? What about when I’m hurt and I’m feeling bad, and I feel disgusted and I want to be angry and I want to just blurt out? I can’t. I let my emotions get the best of me.”
Watch the full interview below: