Nick Cannon Defends Bill Cosby On Instagram

Nick Cannon Defends Bill Cosby On Instagram

He has his reasons.

Published September 30, 2018

Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison last week after being found guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in April.

During the aftermath, some are questioning the length of the sentencing and even whether the fallen actor is guilty at all. One of the public figures voicing his opinion is Nick Cannon. The actor posted a video he stars in and it calls into question why Cosby was targeted over white men who have arguably committed worse crimes and haven’t yet been punished. Cannon claims racism is the cause.

Unofficially titled “Why Bill?” Cannon repeats the phrase throughout the spoken word video. Toward the end, he defends Cosby.

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Why Bill? Why do we have to question if this is actually real? Why? because Bill was the father figure to niggas who didn’t have values instilled? Why Bill didn’t hold up the bargain of the flawless patriarch that we all loved and revered, weekly we smiled as you kept our souls, households and dreams fullfilled. Warmed our hearts from poverty’s chill Why Bill? Why Bill didn’t just deal with his Queen at home? Why Bill let lust enforce us to distrust and allow him to be dethroned? Why Bill wasn’t a better example for me? Why Bill got me thinking I’m better off not being on TV. Maybe I should just focus on my degree Even though my academic quest to profess and teach could still be breached with a reach of accusations against me? Why Bill couldn’t see, that if he really wanted to lead, it wasn’t about preaching and reprimanding this generation But warning us that regardless of our income and occupation the system will still forsake us Take us, for a joke Make us go broke, Stay in your place nigga And when you brag about the black man being hung. Our arrogance is just a different kind of rope. Because fuck racism, Sexism is the biggest issue known to man kind And Why a kind man like Bill Could find the time to combine pills and lies as an evil cocktail is what my Grandmother asked? She was a fan. Now she’s afraid Afraid of you Afraid for you Afraid what you couldn’t afford to do Defend yourself Why Bill? Why am I so perplexed and confused Why is it so difficult for men to comprehend the differences between abuse her right chose Why Bill? Why Bill Want us to be said for him Like he didn’t have the right to lose. #spokensundays [Link in Bio]

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“Maybe I should just focus on my degree / Even though my academic quest to profess and teach could still be breached with a reach of accusations against me?” he says. “Why Bill couldn’t see, that if he really wanted to lead, it wasn’t about preaching and reprimanding this generation? / But warning us that regardless of our income and occupation the system will still forsake us / Take us, for a joke / Make us go broke / Stay in your place n***a / And when you brag about the black man being hung. Our arrogance is just a different kind of rope.”

Cannon includes the full lyrics in his description to accompany the video. What do you think? Does Nick Cannon have a point? Let us know in the comment section below.

Written by Paul Meara

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