From Prison, Bill Cosby Goes on Instagram to Thank Snoop Dogg for Supporting Him

Rapper writes “free Bill Cosby” in instagram post attacking Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King

Last Updated: February 6, 2020 @ 8:53 PM

He may still be in prison but Bill Cosby appears to still be keeping up with happenings on social media. On Thursday, the disgraced comedian posted an message on Instagram thanking Snoop Dogg after the rapper ended a post attacking Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King with “Free Bill Cosby.”

Earlier in the day, Snoop Dogg posted a photo of Winfrey standing next to Harvey Weinstein along with a message reading “Did that fake ass micheal Jackson s— to tarnish his name with them lying ass kids and here she is with a known rapist smiling and laughing. F– u and Gayle. Free bill Cosby.”

It’s unclear what prompted the statement, but Snoop Dogg’s angry post came the morning after CBS broadcast an interview between morning anchor Gayle King and WNBA legend Lisa Leslie in which they talked about the legacy of Kobe Bryant, which included a discussion of the 2003 rape accusation against him. Following heavy backlash from Bryant’s fans, King said Thursday morning that “Unbeknownst to me, my network put up a clip from a very wide-ranging interview, totally taken out of context and when you see it that way, it’s very jarring.” CBS later said it is “addressing the internal process that led to this and changes have already been made.”

Meanwhile, Winfrey recently ended her involvement with a documentary about the accusations of sexual abuse against music mogul Russell Simmons.

Cosby didn’t mention King or Winfrey by name but in a response to Snoop Dog posted to instagram he said “Snoop – when they brought me to my gated community and placed me inside of my penthouse, they didn’t win nor did they silence me. It’s so sad and disappointing that successful Black Women are being used to tarnish the image and legacy of successful Black Men, even in death. Are these people that in need of fame, ratings and/or money? On behalf of myself, Camille and my family, thank you, thank you and thank you. My heartfelt prayers are with Kobe and his family, as well as with Michael Jackson and his family. May their legacies live on forever.”

Cosby is currently serving 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault. He was convicted of three counts in 2018.