Chuck D Addresses Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Controversy on Twitter

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Chuck D or Public Enemy performs at Bottle Rock festival at Napa Valley Expo on May 29, 2015 in Napa, California.

Chuck D shared his thoughts about the Bill Cosby sexual assault controversy on social media over the weekend.

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The hip-hop legend and Public Enemy co-founder suggested to his nearly 500,000 Twitter followers that Cosby's legacy shouldn't be destroyed because of the numerous rape allegations against him.

"No way Im defending Cosby. But this wiping history out wit a swoop is akin to Nazi book burning," he wrote.

Chuck D likened the situation to super-producer Phil Spector, who was convicted of killing actress Lana Clarkson in 2009. Even though Spector is serving 19 years to life, people still listen to the music he produced.

"Context is everything," the rapper tweeted. "Phil Spector still plays."

But not everyone agreed with Chuck D's feelings about the matter. "Cosby's so0called legacy SHOULD be erased bcuz, now we cant laugh at reruns KNOWING he was RAPING girls at the SAME TIME," one Twitter user wrote.

Another tweeted, "Chuck D going to bat for Cosby making my head hurt."

Check out a sampling of his tweets below.