Rapper Chuck D, who rose to prominence as a member of legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy in the 1980s and '90s, spoke out about Bill Cosby and a myriad of other subects Sunday in a long string of tweets. The rapper and activist most strikingly weighed in on the recent wave of reactions to the unsealing of testimony given by Cosby in which the comedian admitted to buying Quaaludes to give women in order to have sex with them.

Chuck D, who was born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, said he was not defending Cosby but objected to the way the pioneering comedian's legacy has been rewritten by the recent scandal.



Ridenhour also went on to discuss rape, drugs, xenophobia and even Donald Trump during the diatribe that included a number of retweets as well as replies to users who responded to his messages.



The series of tweets may have been queued by an initial comment made about "Straight Outta Compton," the new film about rap group NWA, which will be distributed by Universal Pictures. Following that tweet Ridenhour tweeted about Cosby and the Confederate flag being taken from the Statehouse in South Carolina.



The rolling Twitter commentary, which was ongoing at the time this article was published, may have been related to a New York Post story alleging Cosby’s wife, Camille, believes the comedian's accusers consented to taking drugs and having sex with him. The story cited "two confidants of the couple" who were not named.

“Camille still doesn’t believe that Bill provided drugs and had sex with women without their consent,” said a source quoted by the Post. “She’s well aware of his cheating, but she doesn’t believe that her husband is a rapist.”

Camille Cosby is “a proud, dignified but stubborn woman. You can say that she’s standing by her husband, but really, the more people stand against him, the more she perceives it as an affront to her and all that she’s done to make him a star,” said another source who the paper said has "done business with the ­Cosbys and remains close to them."