Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby has a defender in Akon.
“It’s horrible to think about how someone can have that much impact in the world and have their legacy just simply crash,” he said. “I don’t know to the extent all the facts that’s been put in.”
The “Locked up” rapper said that he’s not sure if Cosby, who was convicted of three counts of drugging and raping Andrea Constand and faces up to 30 years in prison, committed sexual assault.
“There’s a lot of people convicted that’s innocent,” Akon said. “In a situation like this, I don’t know. I’ve already painted a picture of Bill Cosby. He’s a hero to me.”
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.