Remy Ma Gets Backlash After Making Controversial Statements About Bill Cosby’s Accusers
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Remy Ma is catching some serious heat for statements she made on Revolt’s State of The Culture, regarding the recent conviction of Bill Cosby for sexual assault. On Tuesday’s episode of the new roundtable series, hosted by rapper Joe Budden, she asked of Cosby’s dozens of accusers, “Okay, where’s the evidence?” “I’m finding it hard to believe out of sixty women all of y’all was scared,” Remy Ma later added, stating that’s partly why she’s reluctant to believe all of the accusers, especially in light of how long they took to come forward.
The 38-year-old rapper also said she believed at least some of Cosby’s accusers were “jumping on the bandwagon.” After being accused of sexual assault by at least 60 women, Cosby was eventually convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand for an incident at Cosby’s Pennsylvania home back in 2004. He was recently sentenced to three to 10 years in prison. Remy, whose birth name is Reminisce Mackie, went on to elaborate that for the women who were victims of sexual crimes, they should be empowered to speak up immediately.
“As women we need to maybe stand up a little bit more. Don’t be scared and then maybe we won’t have to worry,” she said. “I’m a woman. You think a dude never tried to take advantage of me? I’m going to say something…I’m not going to to hold it in for 15 years, 20 years, 25 years.” Co-host Deanii “Scottie Beam” Scott , a survivor of sexual assault who has been vocal about the need to end rape culture, argued that the conversation they should have been having on the platform was one about the importance of consent. During Scott’s closing statements she said, “The conversation should not be this. It should be how we can talk to men and women who violate other men and women.”