Bill Cosby Thanks Snoop Dogg for Calling Out Gayle King Over Kobe Bryant Rape Interview Question

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Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse on the first day of sentencing in his sexual assault trial on Sept. 24, 2018 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. 

Bill Cosby, who is currently serving a prison sentence for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004, took to Twitter on Thursday (Feb. 6) to thank Snoop Dogg.  

The tweets come after Snoop's criticism of Gayle King's interview with Lisa Leslie, during which the reporter asked the former WNBA star about the late Kobe Bryant's 2003 rape case. "We expect more from you, Gail. Don't you hang out with Oprah? Why y'all attacking us? We your people," Snoop said in the clip, reposted on Twitter by 50 Cent. "You ain't come after Harvey Weinstein asking them dumbass questions. I get sick of y'all. I wanna call you one. Is it OK if I call her one? Funky dog head b---h."

Cosby sent a string of Tweets out in defense of himself, Bryant and Michael Jackson, who was also faced with heavy sexual abuse accusations in HBO's Leaving Neverland. "when they brought me to my gated community and placed me inside of my penthouse, they didn’t win nor did they silence me," he wrote. "It’s so sad and disappointing that successful Black Women are being used to tarnish the image and legacy of successful Black Men even in death."

"Are these people that in need of fame, ratings and/or money? On behalf of myself, Camille and my family, thank you, thank you and thank you," he continued. "My heartfelt prayers are with Kobe and his family, as well as with Michael Jackson and his family. May their legacies live on forever."

He added a number of hashtags in a separate tweet, which included #StopTearingDownBlackMen. See his tweets below.

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