Susan Rice tells Snoop Dogg to ‘back the f*** off’ after he lashed out at Gayle King for Kobe Bryant rape questions


Snoop Dogg is facing a backlash after he criticised CBS anchor Gayle King for asking questions about rape claims against late NBA star Kobe Bryant

The rapper spoke out after watching King ask WNBA star Lisa Leslie about the historical accusations against Bryant during a longer interview.

In 2003, a 19-year-old woman accused Bryant of raping her in a hotel room while she was working as a front desk clerk at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera in the Rocky Mountains town of Edwards, Colorado.

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Prosecutors ended up dropping the sexual assault case against the player in 2004 after the woman declined to testify.

“Respect the family and back off—before we come get you,” Snoop said in response to King’s interview, in a video that also fired a volley of expletives at the TV host.

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