Posted on March 27, 2023

Local News Anchor Punished for Quoting Snoop Dogg on Air

Amber Harding, Outkick, March 25, 2023

Apparently not everyone appreciates a classic Snoop Dogg quote.

And Barbie Bassett, a long-time anchor on Mississippi NBC affiliate WLBT, might be out of a job because of it.

While discussing the rap superstar’s latest addition to his Cali Wine Collection, Bassett said, “Fo shizzle, my nizzle.”

That was March 8, and she hasn’t been on the air since.

According to my highly knowledgeable sources on the topic, “nizzle” is slang for the N-word. But a search tells me the phrase can also mean, “for sure, my friend.”

“It was popularized as a catchphrase of the rapper Snoop Dogg and is meant as a playful way to express affirmation,” the definition reads.

But this isn’t the first time Bassett has found herself accused of racist comments. In October, she apologized after referring to a black reporter’s “grandmammy.”