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Bill Cosby May Appear In Music Video For “The Cosby Dance”

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It seems that the controversial comedic legend Bill Cosby may appear in Memphis Jelks music video after Cosby reportedly shared a statement about appearing in the visual.

 

Before his imprisonment and legal issues, Bill Cosby was seen as a beacon of light for the black community for the decades of work he did in entertainment to uplift the image of blacks in the United States. Sometimes his opinions also ruffled a few feathers as he appeared to be a little harsh on the newer generation.
Cosby’s participation in a possible hip-hop music video has reminded some people of Cosby’s past complaints about the art form that he believed help to perpetuate negative images of blacks.
Despite this, Bill Cosby’s release form prison has some people still believing in the icon’s contribution to society. This has also come with reproach as the nation stays divided on their opinion on Cosby over being previously convicted on charges related to sexual assault. The conviction was overturned and Cosby entered back into society.
There has been allegations that stem to 35 years ago, but Cosby remained steadfast in proclaiming his innocence. There have been rumors that the 84-year-old actor will embark on a comedy tour or continue with speaking arrangements, and on Thursday (August 5), it was reported that Cosby planned on making an appearance in a Rap video.

 

Rapper Memphis Jelks released his single “The Cosby Dance” which samples The Cosby Show’s theme song and on the track, Jelks praises the comedian. The artist has created a dance that he would like to go see viral named after the legendary figure.

“The greatest legacy one can pass down to their children and grandchildren is not money or material goods, but a legacy of truth and facts. They removed The Cosby Show, A Different World, and many of my Honorary Degrees,” reads a statement to Radar Online. “Now, comes a prolific rapper, Memphis Jelks, who adds to the restoration of my legacy with a powerful new song called ‘The Cosby Dance’ Hey, Hey, Hey — Far From Finished.”

Memphis Jelks continued to laud Cosby when he spoke with the outlet. “I believe the upcoming generation can learn a lot about overcoming adversities by studying and applying the principles of Dr. Cosby’s educational and career choices that have helped lead to his enormous success,” he said. “What better way than a viral song and dance in which the lyrics celebrate some of the great attributes of one of the greatest American comedians of all time, who happens to be Black.”

Check out Memphis Jelks’s song “The Cosby Dance” below.