Chuck D shared his thoughts on Bill Cosby’s sexual assault controversy via Twitter. In the rap mogul’s opinion, Bill Cosby’s legacy and contribution to the arts shouldn’t be erased because of the rape allegations he’s currently facing.“No way I’m defending Cosby. But this wiping history out wit a swoop is akin to Nazi book burning. Contest is everything. PhilSpector still plays,” tweeted Chuck.No way Im defending Cosby.But this wiping history out wit a swoop is akin to Nazi book burning.Context is everything.PhilSpector still plays— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) July 12, 2015The New York MC made a reference to producer Phil Spector, who was convicted of killing actress Lana Clarkson in 2009. Spector is currently serving 19 years to life in prison for the crime, but Mr. Chuck notes that people still listen to the tracks that he put out.The Public Enemy founder received a lot of backlash for his tweet, with many followers calling the comment “stupid.” Chucky didn’t change his opinion, however. He just watched people fill his mentions, tweeting, “Say what you want, I put my name and my face to my statements folk.” He wanted to put the thought out there and stirred up an interesting conversation with fans as he held his ground.Say what you want,I put my name & my face to my statements folk, I don’t hide behind any body thing or avi.I admit quick on being wrong too — Chuck D (@MrChuckD) July 12, 2015You follow movies Hollywood TV music to talk to you as that non real human entity i’m saying gauge everything, you have the right to reject — Chuck D (@MrChuckD) July 12, 2015 Context is important here— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) July 12, 2015 I say no more. It’s like trying to judge Dr MLK Dream speech in 63 when you born in 86.Context is important.Lotta older cats ain’t on here— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) July 12, 2015Although some didn’t agree with Chuck’s point, there are others who seemed to understand where he was coming from.
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— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) July 12, 2015 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 (@MrChuckD) July 12, 2015Chuck D isn’t the first member of the hip-hop community to somewhat defend Bill Cosby. When allegations against the comedian legend first came out, Cee-Lo and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League had their own share of opinions in favor of Cosby.