Gayle King accepts Snoop Dogg’s apology after he ‘threatens’ her over Kobe Bryant rape question


Gayle King has responded to Snoop Dogg’s apology for verbally attacking her after she asked about Kobe Bryant‘s rape allegations in an interview following his death.

Snoop Dogg apologised for criticising the TV personality, telling his instagram followers that he “overreacted” when he threatened to “come get” her.

After seeing King ask former WNBA player Lisa Leslie about the allegations made against Bryant in 2003 – a line of questioning that was met with some backlash – the rapper wrote on Instagram: “How dare you try to tarnish my motherf****** homeboy’s reputation? …Respect the family and back off, b**** before we come get you.”

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King accepted Snoop Dogg‘s apology and apologised if she had added pain to those grieving the NBA star, who died in a helicopter crash with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, on 26 January.

“I accept the apology and understand the raw emotions caused by this tragic loss,” King told The Associated Press.

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Humanz, a painfully obvious title geared towards unity, actually digs into why the album landed flat in the first place; expanding past their animated origins and incorporating more “humans” into the formula, the original magic is spread too thin and lost.

2/25 The Beatles – With the Beatles

Titles with such a distinct lack of effort were commonplace in the Sixties, so this almost gets a pass – but is it too much to ask from the greatest band of all time to do a little better?

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3/25 David Bowie – Black Tie White Noise

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4/25 James Brown – Take a Look at Those Cakes

James Brown was never one for subtlety, but this title takes it to another level. Such inappropriateness makes sense when lyrics about Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles looking out for “cakes” crop up on the album. The whole thing hasn’t aged all that well.

5/25 Cher – not.com.mercial

Recorded in 1994 and postponed to a 2000 release by Cher’s record label, this title actually rings true. Far less cutting edge is its stylisation into a website domain, which comes off as an artist desperate to stay current.

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6/25 Mariah Carey – Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse

An absolute abomination of an album title. I can’t even begin to imagine what the idea was behind this jumbled, baffling mess of pronouns and punctuation. Probably the worst offender on this whole list.

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7/25 50 Cent – Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win

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8/25 Ghostface Killah – More Fish

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9/25 Guns N’ Roses – The Spaghetti Incident?

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10/25 Ja Rule – Pain is Love

The simplicity of this statement is absolutely hilarious, both profound and not-thought-through at all. Is pain really love? All of it? What a beautiful insight.

11/25 Kelis – Kelis Was Here

You can almost see it spray painted on a brick wall. Kelis succumbs to the mid-Noughties image of what’s trendy with this title after doing such a stellar job of transcending it with her music up to that point.

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12/25 Led Zeppelin – In Through the Out Door

They really should’ve just stuck to numbering their albums. In Through the Out Door, Led Zeppelin’s final album, actually offers a fairly profound statement on retirement with the title, but does it with one of the tamest, funniest brags going.

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13/25 Lil Pump – Harverd Dropout

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14/25 Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water

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15/25 Van Morrison – Back on Top

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16/25 Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park

Even country pop icon Kacey Musgraves has her blind spots. Same Trailer Different Park is knowingly cheesy, though perhaps a little too much, and is also lacking some crucial punctuation. We can forgive her, though.

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18/25 The 1975 – I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

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19/25 Ted Nugent – If You Can’t Lick ‘Em… Lick ‘Em

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20/25 Oasis – Standing on the Shoulder of Giants

How such an obvious grammatical error made it into the title is still priceless. Noel Gallagher claims it was intentional, having drunkenly written it on a pack of cigarettes after seeing it on a £2 coin. If anything, that makes it even worse.

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21/25 Prince – Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic

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22/25 Public Enemy – How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?

Not to nitpick but I’m not sure this is actually a question, and “Soulless People who Sold Their Soul” is a redundant phrase. Public Enemy’s timeless wit and rousing command of language gets a bit lost here.

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23/25 Simple Minds – Big Music

Art rock titans Simple Minds come through with one of the least descriptive and comically simple titles out there with Big Music. Even with such low aspirations set up in the title, the album somehow still managed to fall short.

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24/25 Sonic Youth – EVOL

It pains me to include Sonic Youth here, especially one of their greatest albums, but working out that “LOVE” spelt backwards looks a bit like “EVIL” is a little primary school. Clearly not for rapper Future, though, who would also name his album EVOL in 2016.



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