"[People say] ‘Bill Cosby is picking on the poor.’ I couldn’t care less."
Speaking at the Save Our Children forum in Philadelphia recently, Bill Cosby had some harsh words for the late Tupac Shakur. For the record, I’m not criticising nor co-signing his statements, I’m just passing along information. (That means you ‘Pac stans!)
From the Philadelphia Daily News:
Typical of Cosby’s style of stinging and controversial commentary, he also faulted the love shown to the late rapper Tupac Shakur. He said it was crazy for Shakur, who was fatally shot in Las Vegas in 1996, and his mother to enjoy the proceeds from Shakur’s drug sales.
"In the book, ‘To Momma With Love,’ or something like that, he is so happy that he’s able to take money from selling cocaine and give the money to his mother," Cosby said.
"How wonderful. Isn’t that wonderful. You’ve got to be kidding. How many lives have you ruined selling packets? How many mothers are not going to go to work because they want to snort? How many dead mothers because of crack, how many babies we got to make turn around because they are crack babies?"
Cosby said the house Shakur bought his mother should be adorned with the pictures of users who died due to drug use.
"Hang up the pictures of the people’s lives you ruined," Cosby declared.
I wonder if Bill knows anything about the background of the "motivational speaker" he’s seated next to in that picture. I’d love to see ‘Pac and Dr. Huxtable go head up in a debate on the state of black youth in America.