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The biggest scandal in America that hasn’t stopped people talking since Hannibal Burress’ damning jokes last summer, is still making its way onto headlines and into conversations and homes everywhere. The sexual assault case which finds legendary comedian Bill Cosby accused of the rape, drugging, and molestation of over 50 women over a 20-year span remains a hot topic in the hip-hop community, especially now that more and more personalities are voicing their opinion on the matter.

This week, The Game took to Instagram to defend the “character” of Bill Cosby (or Dr. Huxtable, rather) in light of the media circus that’s taken over pop culture new and world news programs alike.

“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”

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So let’s begin to deduce The Game’s statement.


Simply put, Bill Cosby was never going to buy NBC. He just doesn’t have the money. NBC is worth $30 billion dollars, whereas Bill Cosby is only a millionaire. NBC was never at any time for sale, and if it was, Cosby couldn’t afford it. He would have to either buy up a majority of NBC stocks and shares, or buy them all, and chances are that he would have had a hell of a lot of help from investors if that was ever the case. The only thing in relation to NBC and this case, is that Cosby was preparing to pitch a pilot to the network for a new sitcom.


It is well-documented that 97% of rape cases go unreported, and that at least 90% of those cases ever make it to trial. If they do make it to a courtroom, only 6% of offenders are actually convicted and sent to prison. To quote Game, these women aren’t “just now” coming forward, some had gone on record as early as the 1980s with their full names to describe what Cosby had done to them. Rape cases are not taken seriously, and often times the victims are pressured into dropping the charges altogether.

Veteran NBC employee Frank Scotti (90), and assistant to Cosby recently told NY Daily News that he regretted “fixing” all of Cosby’s problems back in the 80s. Scotti says he helped Bill Cosby deliver drugs, alcohol, and tens of thousands of dollars to eight different women in 1989-90, and that he stood guard whenever Cosby invited young models to his dressing room, which eventually led him to quitting after years on the job. “He had everybody fooled,” he says.

Writer David Carr published a piece titled “Calling Out Bill Cosby’s Media Enablers, Myself Included” where he spoke about biographer Mark Whitaker’s choice to omit the sex scandals from the biography (allegations stem as far back as the late 70s). In a statement to Buzzfeed‘s Kate Aurthur, Whitaker says, “I didn’t want to print allegations that I couldn’t confirm independently.” Regardless, their total absence is fishy.

However, if these women are “just now” coming forward, a lot of it may have to do with technology and Hannibal Burress. If that concert-goer had not posted the video clip to YouTube, the media would not have jumped on it the way they did and spread the rumors like wildfire. In this age, sharing content Internet is faster than ever; perhaps the women finally felt they had another chance to be heard, even through the words of someone else.


Whether or not this case is inherently a race issue is, in reality, ambiguous. To compare the fact that white cops have indeed gone without punishment for the murders of unarmed blacks, to the fact that a black man is going through legal processing for allegedly raping and sexually assaulting women is a fallacy in that the two subjects just aren’t related. Unjustified murders =/= rape and sexual assault, although we abhor both. Cosby’s own son was murdered by police who also went unpunished. By using The Game’s logic, it seems as though he wants rape to be okay in Black communities the way that the murders of African-Americans seem to go unscathed or unnoticed in white America and the mainstream public eye. Society did not put “Dr. Huxtable” in jail, because Dr. Huxtable doesn’t exist.