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.”
Longtime Mississippi news anchor appears to no longer be employed with the news team after saying, "Fo shizzle, my nizzle" on air
Long-time WLBT journalist and meteorologist Barbie Bassett is no longer listed as a member of its news team as social media reports suggest she has… pic.twitter.com/VnN5cw4Z7b
— LockharTVMedia (@LockharTVMedia) March 25, 2023
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 dictionary.com 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.”