The hip-hop legend and Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D says Bill Cosby’s legacy shouldn’t be destroyed because of the allegations he is facing. Cosby, who turns 78 on Sunday, has never been charged with a crime nor has he admitted to giving women drugs without their consent.
Chuck D tweets “A public figure can only be someone you pick qualities from and add to you, if chosen. Eat what’s edible leave the bones where they may.. Fkn stupid USA. My own father is 77 why would I listen watch a TV actor as a father figure?We have to look real people in eyes & not images”
“No way Im defending Cosby. But this wiping history out wit a swoop is akin to Nazi book burning,” he wrote.
He tweets on when he met Bill Cosby, “Only encounter w BCosby,was at Apollo talking to rappers,mainly WillSmith.About traps etc,money.I listened far in corner radically w respect”
Chuck D also brought up producer Phil Spector, who was convicted of killing actress Lana Clarkson in 2009. Even though Spector is serving 19 years to life, people still listen to the music he produced.
“Context is everything,” the rapper tweeted. “Phil Spector still plays.”
I appreciate everyone’s opinion on here. I detest silence in society. Stand up, sht. Be a adult & fkn sPEak/type your minds don’t be a robot.
I agree with Chuck D, learn the facts and stop allowing the media to twist the truth.