A Mississippi morning news anchor appears to be out of a job after saying a popular Snoop Dogg phrase on air earlier this month.
Barbie Bassett has not returned to the anchor desk at NBC affiliate WLBT since the March 8 broadcast and is no longer listed as a member of the news team on the station’s website, the Clarion Ledger reports.
The Post reached out to Bassett, WLBT and Snoop Dogg for comment.
“As I am sure you can understand, WLBT is unable to comment on personnel matters,” Ted Fortenberry, the station’s regional vice president and general manager, told The Post in an emailed statement Saturday.
The gaffe was made during a discussion about Snoop Dogg’s latest addition to his Cali wine line.
Bassett said, “Fo shizzle, my nizzle,” when the idea of a Snoop collaboration with a newsroom journalist was raised.
“Nizzle” is slang for the N-word. Bassett, who is white, also tweeted the phrase in 2011.