Newswire: Human Rorschach test Kanye West weighs in on Bill Cosby

Just hours after launching an unofficial guessing game related to the title of his upcoming album on Twitter, Kanye West has kicked off another exercise in thoughtful curiosity: What, exactly, was he thinking when he lobbed apparent support this afternoon in the direction of alleged rapist Bill Cosby?

BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!

— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 2016

Containing more exclamation points than words, West’s tweet has already drawn healthy censure and speculation from fans and critics alike. Is it a reference to the latest turn in Cosby’s legal case, which saw actress Janice Dickinson’s defamation claims dismissed by a Los Angeles judge? (In which case, West seems to be ignoring both Dickinson’s still-standing assault claims, as well as those of the other 50 or so women making similar accusations.) Was it a naked ploy to build controversy in advance of the release of Talk Less, Oh …

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