Celebrities Who Have Stood by Bill Cosby

Waka Flocka Flame comes to his defense for the New Year.


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Say It Ain't So - Several celebrities have come forward denouncing TV icon Bill Cosby. However, a few have come to his defense, with some even vowing to stay by his side. From Jill Scott to his former TV wife Phylicia Rashad, the television staple has had some strong advocates in his corner throughout.— By Moriba Cummings and BET Staff(Photos from left: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for BET, Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)


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Wake Flocka Flame - This presidential candidate did some reflecting New Year's day and decided, "I really feel like somebody is framing Bill Cosby." He shared the message on Twitter along with these words: "Propaganda" ... "Every time a famous minority make it they throw salt in the game," and "An organized lie."(Photo: Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)


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Whoopi Goldberg - The View co-host candidly said in November 2014 that she was skeptical of Barbara Bowman's claims that Cosby raped her in 1985. In another taping, Goldberg grilled supermodel Beverly Johnson about her experience. Whoopi Goldberg also said, "I'm going to reserve my judgment because I have a lot of questions, as I said... because I know we all have friends who have gone through this." Cosby thanked the Oscar winner in a tweet.(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Scleroderma Research Foundation)

Smile - Faizon Love 106 & Park, February 28, 2013. (Photo: John Ricard / BET)

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Faizon Love - Real Husbands of Hollywood star Faizon Love came under fire when he aggressively attacked fellow comedian Hannibal Buress for discussing Cosby's alleged scandalous past. Love tweeted, "I'm gonna say it because Mr. Cosby can't... F*** them b****** and they mamas to!!!" Love took his frustration into the new year, tweeting, "What's f***** about this!!!! they covering these funky b****** story more than when Mr. Cosby son was murdered on the 405 #F***THEMB******."(photo: John Ricard / BET)


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Cee Lo Green - The outspoken singer told TMZ that the public should back off of the comedian as it's unfair to convict him on social media when he has been reluctant to defend himself against his accusers. "None of this seems fair. It's just unfortunate because he's so beloved by so many people," he said. Green's words rubbed some folks the wrong way since he pled no contest last August to lacing ecstacy to a woman he was dating.(Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Department)


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Keshia Knight Pulliam - After being the first contestant fired from Celebrity Apprentice for not calling Cosby for a fundraising check, the actress spoke out about the unfair decision. Pulliam refused to call her former TV dad because she has not spoken to him in five years. Though they do not communicate regularly, she made sure to defend his honor, telling Today, "All I can speak to is the man I know and I love the fact that he has been such an example [and] you can't take away from the great that he has done."(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images)


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Jon 'Bones' Jones - UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones told TMZ about the Cosby accusations, "What'd he do? He raped somebody, right? Nah. I don't think Bill Cosby would do that. I've never met him but from what I've seen, he seems to be a class act."(Photo: Aaron Sweet/Getty Images)


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Jill Scott - Soul singer Jill Scott, whom Cosby presented with an honorary doctorate degree from Temple University, believes that there is not enough evidence in place to prove the allegations to be true. The "Golden" singer got into a war of words on Twitter with some of her fans who accused her for defending the TV icon, to which she responded, "U know Bill Cosby? I do child and this is insane... I've learned not to believe too much without proof."She's since said she was "wrong."(Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for UNICEF)


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Phylicia Rashad - Perhaps the most heavily anticipated opinion came from Cosby's former TV wife Phylicia Rashad, who thinks the controversy is nothing more than a ploy to damage the actor's career. Speaking with Showbiz 411, she said, "Forget these women. What you're seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it's orchestrated. I don't know why or who's doing it, but it's the legacy." Rashad says she was misquoted with the line "forget these women," but stands by supporting her TV husband.(Photo: Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for The Music Center)