It was only a matter of time before Boosie Badazz took his thoughts on Bill Cosby’s unexpected prison release to social media. The outspoken rapper has historically supported the embattled comedian ever since his 2018 sexual assault conviction, flatly stating, “Them Hoes Lyin.” On Wednesday (June 30), Boosie posted an Instagram video celebrating Cosby’s newfound freedom — as expected.
“Just got the news Bill Cosby free,” he says in the clip. “Welcome home Bill from Boosie Badazz. Fuck you mean, man? God don’t sleep. They still not gonna let the man outta jail. God don’t sleep, man. Free Bill Cosby! Big day, man. Free Bill, man! I told y’all!”
In a shocking turn of events, Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. Sexual assault accuser Andrea Constand, who alleges Cosby drugged and assaulted her at his Pennsylvania estate in 2004, issued a statement to Twitter shortly after the rape conviction was overturned and referred to the decision as “disappointing.”
Constand noted the potential consequences the court’s ruling could have, explaining, “it may discourage those who seek justice for sexual assault in the criminal justice system from reporting or participating in the prosecution of the assailant or may force a victim to choose between filing either a criminal or civil action.”
Andrea Constand was one of many women who came forward with similar stories involving Bill Cosby. But Boosie Badazz wasn’t the only artist celebrating the 83-year-old’s release. Timbaland learned quickly what it feels like for Twitter to pounce after he shared an Instagram post seemingly joking about Cosby’s release with an old Jello Pudding Pops ad featuring the former Cosby Show actor.
Twitter exploded with reactions to Timbaland’s post, with many accusing the veteran producer of having a similar predatory vibe.
As one person wrote, “Timbaland supporting Bill Cosby is not surprising cause he had an odd obsession with Aaliyah that veered into predatory behavior. He’s one of them.” Another added, “Timbaland post some creepy shit like that but a few months later it’s ‘RIP baby girl’ like a predator wasn’t also at the center of her life,” referring to the currently incarcerated R. Kelly.
Check out the post below.