Kanye West's Cosby Tweet Raises Eyebrows

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2016 3:43 AM CST
In this July 26, 2015, photo, Kanye West performs during the closing ceremony of the Pan Am Games in Toronto.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
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(Newser) – Kanye West weighed in on the Bill Cosby sex case on Tuesday in his usual understated manner. "BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!" tweeted the star, with no further explanation. Observers weren't entirely sure what to make of the declaration, though many suspect that Kanye is saying outrageous things to keep his name in the news before his new album comes out on Thursday, TMZ reports. It certainly got a reaction; the Daily Dot rounds up the 16 best responses to the tweet.

The tweet appears to be "a plea for attention from a highly talented, unique artist," writes Dave Schilling at the Guardian. It's not as if Kanye has new evidence or "knows a guy who knows a guy who can offer Cosby 37 alibis over the course of decades," he writes. "It's just the craziest thing he could think of at the time." (That new album has had at least four different titles.)

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