This Gayle King Battle Is Now Full-Blown War

With Snoop Dogg and Susan Rice piling on, it's getting ugly
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2020 12:30 PM CST
In this July 7, 2016 file photo, National Security Adviser Susan Rice follows President Barack Obama across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, to board Marine One.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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(Newser) – The ruckus over a Gayle King interview clip has morphed into a vicious social-media battle including harsh words from Snoop Dogg and Susan Rice, NBC News reports. The spark was a clip of King interviewing WNBA legend Lisa Leslie, and asking her about the 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant. With King now said to be facing death threats, Dogg piled on: "What do you gain from that? I swear to god, we the worst," the rapper said an expletive-filled video. "Why y'all attacking us? We your people!" After accusing her of failing to "come after" Harvey Weinstein, Dogg insulted her and told her to "back off ... before we come get you." Among the reactions:

  • "Gayle King is one of the most principled, fair and tough journalists alive," tweeted former national security adviser Susan Rice. "...You come for @GayleKing, you come against an army. You will lose, and it won't be pretty."

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