AceShowbiz - Gayle King faces blacklash following an interview with former WNBA star Lisa Leslie for "CBS This Morning". During the said interview, the TV personality asked Leslie about the 2003 rape accusation that Kobe Bryant faced but was later dismissed. Unsurprisingly, the question didn't sit well with many people including 50 Cent and Boosie Badazz (Lil Boosie).
King asked Leslie if he had a complicated feeling towards the late NBA star, who died in a helicopter crash on January 26. "It's been said that his legacy is complicated because of a sexual assault charge," King asked in the interview which was published on Tuesday, February 4. "Is it complicated for you as a woman, as a WNBA player?"
"It's not complicated for me at all," Leslie responded. "I just never have ever seen him being the kind of person that would do something to violate a woman or be aggressive in that way. That was just never the person that I know."
"But Lisa, you wouldn't see it, though. As his friend, you wouldn't see it," King added, to which Leslie replied, "And that's possible. I just don't believe that."
The question earned King a criticism. Among the critics was Foddy who took to his Instagram account to share a clip of the interview. "That's not complicated," he could be heard saying over the video. "You just said it was dismissed... Then how would you see it, Gayle? How the f**k would you see it, *b***h?"
"what is this, wait somebody gotta help me understand why they keep doing this," he wrote in the caption. "i apologize for my language in advance let's talk about this."
Boosie also chimed in the matter, saying in an Instagram video, "Why the f**k would you do something like that? Why would you do that to your people? You know what people goin' through, right? Why would you do ask a fuckin' question like that tryna tarnish somebody image?" he said. "You do that to your own Black people. You sad!"
King herself has responded to the criticism. Replying to user tweet in whcih he told King to be "ashamed of yourself for bringing that question up," King wrote, "your tweet was sent to me first not ashamed it’s a fair question .. second I wanted to make sure people saw Lisa’s answer she said what many are thinking ... I'm glad you weighed in."