Snoop Dogg and Bill Cosby have engaged in an unsettling display of support for one another over social media. 

Snoop called for Cosby’s release in a social media storm criticizing Gayle King for her comments on Kobe Bryant's sexual assault case.

King sat down with retired WNBA star Lisa Leslie on CBS This Morning to discuss Bryant’s tragic passing. During the interview, King asked Leslie to weigh in on Bryant’s sexual assault case, which occurred in 2003 and was later dismissed in 2004.

When the athlete said she never saw a violent nature within her friend, King urged that, because of their friendship, Leslie wouldn’t have seen it.

King asked if it was fair to talk about the charge when it was resolved and Bryant is no longer able to speak for himself to which Leslie said the “media should be more respectful at this time” and leave it alone.

After the clip of the interview was posted to Instagram, many were quick to verbalize their disappointment with the anchor, with Snoop Dogg being one of the most vocal.

The “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper took to social media and accused King of being “out of pocket” and attempting to ruin Bryant’s reputation posthumously.

“What do you gain from that? I swear we the worst, we the f**kin' worst. We expect more from you Gayle,” the 48-year-old said in a rant posted to Instagram.



In subsequent social media posts, the rapper also questioned why she and Oprah have spoken out against Black men but have stayed quiet about Harvey Weinstein, who has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault.



In one photo posted of Oprah and Weinstein, Snoop called for the release of Cosby who is serving three to 10 years in prison after being convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a Temple University employee.

“Did that fake a*s micheal Jackson s**t to tarnish his name with them lying a*s kids and here she is with a known rapist smiling and laughing. F**k u and Gayle. Free bill Cosby,” he captioned the post.



Cosby was appreciative of Snoop’s support and thanked him in multiple tweets as well as an Instagram post.

“It’s so sad and disappointing that successful Black Women are being used to tarnish the image and legacy of successful Black Men even in death,” he wrote. “On behalf of myself, Camille and my family, thank you, thank you and thank you. My heartfelt prayers are with Kobe and his family, as well as with Michael Jackson and his family. May their legacies live on forever.”

In continuance of the problematic love fest, Snoop then referred to Cosby as his "Unc." 







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Love u uncle bill. 🤜🏾🔥💯

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While many people showed Snoop support in his tirade against King and Oprah despite him referring to the older women as hoes and b***hes repeatedly, they paused when Cosby came into the picture. 

On Thursday, King released a statement saying the clip in question was taken out of context. She said she too was shocked when she saw the network had posted the clip and was not aware.

“I know if I had only seen the clip that you saw, I’d be extremely angry with me too. I’m mortified, I’m embarrassed and I am very angry,” she said.



Leslie has not made a statement regarding the interview.