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Billy Cosby To Appear In Memphis Jelks’ Rap Music Video ‘The Cosby Dance’ As First Gig Following Prison Release

Aug. 5 2021, Published 12:45 p.m. ET

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Bill Cosby is dusting himself off and getting right back to work.

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The former The Cosby Show star will reportedly be featured in a video for a rap artist, marking his first job since his release from prison.

The 84-year-old comedian will appear in rapper Memphis Jelks’ music video for his song “The Cosby Dance,” which is dedicated to the disgraced sitcom star.

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Source: MEGA; @MEMPHISJELKS/FACEBOOK

Cosby is apparently ecstatic to make a cameo in the video after Radar revealed that he believes this project can help restore his tainted reputation.

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“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,” he told the outlet.

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Cosby also explained that his release from prison, and the court's decision to overturn his sexual assault charges “restored” a part of his memory and legacy.

“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,” the statement continued.

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Source: MEGA

Jelks made a statement as well, explaining the reasoning behind his tribute to the one-beloved actor.

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“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,” he continued.

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The lyrics of Jelks’ song pay homage to Cosby and his complicated legal woes. In the song, the rapper sings, “Made the whole world laugh, America’s Dad, first Black to win an Emmy in America’s past.”

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The lyrics continue, “A Black role model when people need him most, he introduced the Cosby Show, let’s go."

Shooting for the video is expected to begin within the next few months, as long as COVID-19 protocols allow, according to a source.

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“They plan on starting production in (3) months, but they’re trying to watch this resurgence of COVID and be responsible,” the source told Radar.

Following his controversial release from prison in June, Cosby was predicted to return to work in the industry. OK! previously reported that Cosby was planning a docuseries and a stand-up comedy tour, but it looks like the rap scene will be his first stop on his new journey.

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