On Friday (February 7), Rice shared a clip of Uncle Snoop calling King “out of pocket” for asking WNBA superstar Lisa Leslie about the late Kobe Bryant’s 2003 sexual assault case during an interview for CBS This Morning.
Rice captioned the photo with a threat and cautioned Snoop to leave King alone.
“This is despicable,” she wrote. “Gayle King is one of the most principled, fair and tough journalists alive. Snoop, back the **** off. You come for @GayleKing, you come against an army. You will lose, and it won’t be pretty.”
Shortly after CBS aired a snippet of King’s interview, social media erupted with outrage, with many people accusing King of being insensitive in the wake of Bryant’s tragic death late last month. Snoop was one of them.
Earlier this week, he shared a photo of Winfrey with disgraced Hollywood bigwig Harvey Weinstein.
“Did that fake ass micheal Jackson shit to tarnish his name with them lying ass kids and here she is with a known rapist smiling and laughing,” he wrote. “Fuck u and Gayle. Free bill Cosby.
In the process, Snoop called for Bill Cosby’s freedom, which didn’t sit right with sports journalist Jemele Hill. She reminded him the disgraced comedian is convicted sex offender while pointing out he’s the same man who criticized Hip Hop.
“For those still supporting Bill Cosby, is the first-person account of Beverly Johnson, the first black supermodel, saying Cosby drugged her and attempted to rape her enough for you to stop acting like Cosby is suffering an injustice?” she wrote. “Bill Cosby was the same dude telling black men they didn’t deserve any respect because they wore their pants too low, they listened to hip hop, and cussed too much. But please, come to the defense of someone who loved to moralize to our community while raping women.”
Cosby is currently serving three to 10 years in prison after being convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia home in 2004.