The Game Defends Bill Cosby

Compton rapper the Game is never reluctant to carry his idols N.W.A’s torch, shy away from voicing a controversial opinion, or sound off on social media. Today he combined all of those tendencies to defend Bill Cosby, fundamentally saying Cosby is less culpable for his alleged sexual assaults than the many police officers who have recently killed young black men. We have already heard defenses from Joey Bada$$ and Chuck D, but the Game’s explanation is a bit more nuanced. As XXL reports, he had this to offer about the acquitted police officers as opposed to Cosby being handcuffed:

I think it’s crazy that Bill Cosby has a mugshot for alleged assaults 11 years ago with no physical evidence or proof besides these womens accounts of what he did to them an entire decade later…. But Darren Wilson, who killed Mike Brown on camera, is FREE. George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin, is FREE. Timothy Loehman, who killed Tamir Rice seconds after arriving on the scene.. on camera, is FREE. Officers who shot Keith Childress 19 times for holding a cellphone they thought was a gun, are FREE. Officers who arrested Sandra Bland & detained her until her mysterious death, are FREE. All of the officers who shot 50 rounds into Sean Bell’s car, on his wedding day, killing him, are FREE ! I could go on all day, but you get the point… & again, y’all put Dr. Huxtable in jail off of word of mouth. I’m not here to say these women are liars or not because RAPE is a huge deal & I don’t wish that on any woman of any color… But whether or not he actually did anything, we won’t know because of the lack of evidence or proof & the duration from the point of the alleged assault to now…. Why did it take these women over 10 years to bring this to the light ? & while we out here laughing & making memes of a 70+ year old man who practically raised us all on tv as children….in other news…. The people we pay taxes to keep employed are still taking the lives of men, women & even children, ON VIDEO, are out here enjoying the New Year FREE & I don’t see no memes of that shit…. & who am I except a man with an opinion……. So I’m not here to ask anyone to do anything other than pay attention & govern yourself accordingly

The Game was careful to not call Cosby’s accusers liars and clarify that he does not condone rape, but he felt the need to speak on the lack of evidence for bringing Cosby in on charges of sexual assault. See his Instagram posts in their entirety below.

I think it's crazy that Bill Cosby has a mugshot for alleged assaults 11 years ago with no physical evidence or proof besides these womens accounts of what he did to them an entire decade later…. But Darren Wilson, who killed Mike Brown on camera, is FREE. George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin, is FREE. Timothy Loehman, who killed Tamir Rice seconds after arriving on the scene.. on camera, is FREE. Officers who shot Keith Childress 19 times for holding a cellphone they thought was a gun, are FREE. Officers who arrested Sandra Bland & detained her until her mysterious death, are FREE. All of the officers who shot 50 rounds into Sean Bell's car, on his wedding day, killing him, are FREE ! I could go on all day, but you get the point… & again, y'all put Dr. Huxtable in jail off of word of mouth. I'm not here to say these women are liars or not because RAPE is a huge deal & I don't wish that on any woman of any color… But whether or not he actually did anything, we won't know because of the lack of evidence or proof & the duration from the point of the alleged assault to now…. Why did it take these women over 10 years to bring this to the light ? & while we out here laughing & making memes of a 70+ year old man who practically raised us all on tv as children….in other news…. The people we pay taxes to keep employed are still taking the lives of men, women & even children, ON VIDEO, are out here enjoying the New Year FREE & I don't see no memes of that shit…. & who am I except a man with an opinion……. So I'm not here to ask anyone to do anything other than pay attention & govern yourself accordingly – The Game #BlackLivesSplatter

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