Snoop Dogg is backing away from the apparent threats he made against Gayle King recently. Snoop was one of many celebrities who came out and publicly blasted Gayle for conducting what appeared to be a very biased interview against Kobe Bryant with former WNBA player Lisa Leslie, where Gayle appeared to accuse Bryant of rape.

But Snoop went too far, calling Gayle a "dog faced b*tch." He also suggested he could send people to harm the 70 year old CBS talk show host.

Well now Snoop is backing away from his words . . . or clarifying. The 49 year old Snoop went on IG yesterday and said he's "a non-violent man."

The 19990 rapper continued, "I didn't threaten [Gayle]. All I did was said ... you out of pocket for what you're doing and we're watching you." He also asked Gayle, and other Kobe detractors to "think about Vanessa and the babies."