Kanye West Says Bill Cosby Is Innocent, Sets Internet on Fire

February 9, 2016 Updated: February 11, 2016

Hip hop superstar Kanye West, who has never been shy about courting controversy, has demonstrated his bravado once again in his recent tweet proclaiming the innocence of alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby.

More than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault. Predictably, West’s tweet was greeted with nearly universal condemnation from news outlets, entertainers, and other figures with a large presence on social media:





Some have suggested that West was making a calculated provocation with his tweet: