Joey Bada$$ Decries Media “Brainwashing” Over Bill Cosby Story

We’ve already been over this once when Chuck D defended Bill Cosby last week, so I’ll spare the indignation this time around except to say that there’s pretty much no ground left to stand on when it comes to defending the comedian. Over the weekend, newly obtained deposition details were released by The New York Times where he essentially straight-up admits to drugging and sexually assaulting at least one woman.

But there is definitely some room to argue, as Joey Bada$$ does in a series of tweets and a Snapchat story from earlier today, about the media and internet’s reaction to the story. On first glance, Bada$$ seems to take Cosby’s side, writing that he doesn’t “fuck with the Bill Cosby slander,” and insinuating that the media came up “with some half ass story and you guys will fucking believe it.” But after catching some criticism for his initial series of tweets, he came back and added: “You all have me misunderstood. But just answer this question… If rape is such a bad thing to yall then why r yall helping the media make jokes about it?? Thats why I don’t think the slander is funny…”

He also posted a long Snapchat message detailing his opinions which, while definitely questionable in some aspects, are not completely misguided:

Bill Cosby is the first of many honorable black men in this generation to be humiliated and crucified by the media. Or maybe Bill Cosby is just a rapist — and it could just be that. But I’ll tell you this: They’re going extra hard because he’s a fucking black man. I didn’t see Zimmerman get slandered, I didn’t see Darren Wilson get slandered. We’re talking about murderers, not rapists. Murderers — we’re talking about people who can’t, in no way, bring back or even say sorry to that person…

Check out his full string of tweets and a transcript of his Snapchat message below.

Here’s a transcription of what he had to say on his Snapchat story:

Check it out: If you don’t follow me on Twitter, I just tweeted some shit saying I don’t fuck with the Bill Cosby slander, and I’m getting a lot of slander thrown at me because of it. Let me tell you… First of all: I’m ain’t finna defend no motherfuckin’ rapist — if he raped, it’s bad and I am not in favor of that shit at all, OK? The only thing that I’m trying to defend is my point of not succumbing to everything that the media tells you. I don’t fuck with everything the media… The fuckers are saying he admitted to this shit in 2005, allegedly. I never seen that shit. But, nigga, it’s 2015 — ten years later — why is it coming back up now? Why didn’t this occur in 2005?

So look, now I’m about to show y’all some shit, ’bout to really really put you on to what the fuck is happening. There’s always a reason — Bill Cosby is one of the oldest black honorable men right now. You know what I’m saying? I say that just to let y’all know that that makes him a fucking threat. That makes him a target. So if Bill Cosby decides to say anything, anything that goes against what the people that’s higher don’t want him to say, then they ridicule him. He gets crucified. Before this slander started happening, Bill Cosby was doing some real positive shit. Did you know that? He was doing some real positive shit.

Let’s move on, let’s get to the media thing now, right? Because what I don’t fuck with — especially with black people on these media sites, they’re so quick to tear down their own kind. Right? But fuck all of that, right? If this shit is so serious, and rape is bad and these women really telling the truth and they allegedly say they got raped by Bill Cosby, why we makin’ so many jokes about it? When people fucking die, you don’t make jokes about it. When people get raped and humiliated, you don’t make fucking jokes about it. All of a sudden, there’s a million fucking memes of Bill Cosby, these jokes, him fucking slam-dunking quaaludes into a fucking martini… Before any of these kids even get the chance to look up the real story or what the fuck Bill Cosby was doing before all of this slander, they’re already brainwashed by all of these fucking things…

You’ve gotta pay attention: I’m not sayin’ the story ain’t true, I’m not saying that. I don’t know what the fuck Bill Cosby do in his spare time, but you gotta pay attention… The media is playing a part in humiliating this man… Do you get that? The media is a part of that. At the end of the day, it’s all propaganda — they’re putting this shit in front of your face for a reason. It might be another distraction, just like Caitlyn Jenner was a big distraction. You know what I’m saying? They’re deciding to humiliate one of the most honorable, oldest black men because there’s a lot of shit going on in the country right now due to black men. Maybe it’s a part of that. Maybe they’re trying to give, you know, white America more of a reason to hate black people. Maybe, I don’t know… Maybe they don’t want the kids of tomorrow to know how great of a man Bill Cosby was.

Bill Cosby is the first of many honorable black men in this generation to be humiliated and crucified by the media. Or maybe Bill Cosby is just a rapist — and it could just be that. But I’ll tell you this: They’re going extra hard because he’s a fucking black man. I didn’t see Zimmerman get slandered, I didn’t see Darren Wilson get slandered. We’re talking about murderers, not rapists. Murderers — we’re talking about people who can’t, in no way, bring back or even say sorry to that person… I’m sorry, we’re talking about real murderers, and not alleged rapists. Real murderers, not alleged rapists. Listen, children, just pay attention, man — don’t believe everything the media stuffs down your throat. That’s it, that’s all Joey Bada$$ is trying to get to the world right now.