As Gayle King continues to fend off backlash for bringing up Kobe Bryant’s rape case during a recent interview, Bill Cosby has weighed in on the matter. Cosby shared a message on social media on Thursday (Feb. 6) thanking Snoop Dogg for writing “Free Bill Cosby” in a series of social media posts blasting King.

“Snoop, when they brought me to my gated community and placed me inside of my penthouse, they didn’t win nor did they silence me,” Cosby wrote in reference to his prison cell. “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 those people that in need of fame, ratings and/or money? On behalf of myself, [my wife] Camille and my family, thank you, thank you and thank you,” continued the 82-year-old comedian. “My heartfelt prayers are with Kobe and his family, as well as with Michael Jackson and his family. May their legacies live on forever.”

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Snoop – when they brought me to my gated community and placed me inside of my penthouse, they didn’t win nor did they silence me. 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. My heartfelt prayers are with Kobe and his family, as well as with Michael Jackson and his family. May their legacies live on forever. #ThankYouSnoopDogg #BetOnBlackLegacy #StopTearingDownBlackMen #EnoughIsEnough #KobeLegacyLivesOn #GiannaLegacyLivesOn #MichaelJacksonLegacyLivesOn #BillCosbyFarFromFinished

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Snoop went off on King in a video that he posted to Instagram, and questioned why she mentioned the dismissed rape charge against Bryant. “What do you gain from that? I swear to God we [Black people are] the worst. We expect more from you, Gayle. Don’t you hang out with Oprah? Why ya’ll attacking us? We your people. You ain’t coming after f**king Harvey Weinstein asking them dumb a** questions. I get sick of ya’ll!”