Jada Pinkett Smith kicked off the 2020 season of her Facebook Watch show, Red Table Talk, with a guest appearance by Snoop Dogg, who took the opportunity to apologize for his comments towards Gayle King regarding her comments about Kobe Bryant’s past controversies.
The controversy began almost a month ago when Snoop called King a “b****” for bringing up Bryant’s past accusations of sexual assault in an interview. After apologizing, Snoop Dogg took the time to share how much Kobe Bryant meant to the city of Los Angeles and how he was a fan of the athlete throughout his time with the Los Angeles Lakers.
The rapper appeared contrite, apologizing for his words and also sharing how he has reached out to Gayle King personally and offered to apologize in person for his words, which he says were “wrong.”
Smith shared a video from Iyanla Vanzant in which she stated that she believed Snoop’s apology was sincere as well as a video from sportscaster Jemele Hill, who thanked Snoop Dogg for “pushing the conversation in a positive direction.”
Smith talked about misogyny and getting better at using his words.
He also took questions from the audience including where the name Snoop Dogg came from (he used to like Snoopy from Charlie Brown as a kid), how he healed after the death of his grandson, where he seeks counseling from in times of struggle (Charlie Wilson), and the secrets to lasting love (he has been with his wife for 27 years).
He ended the show on a positive note saying that conversations like his should happen more often as a way to bring about positive change.\
You can see the full interview here.