2020 presidential hopeful Kanye West claimed in his since-deleted Monday night Twitter rant that NBC “locked up” disgraced comedian Bill Cosby.
The rap superstar made the startling claim just after accusing his wife, Kim Kardashian, of trying to “lock me up” for comments he made during his first campaign rally in South Carolina about his eldest daughter, North.
“Kim was trying to fly to Wyoming with a doctor to lock me up like on the movie Get Out because I cried about saving my daughters life yesterday,” one tweet from West read.
“NBC locked up Bill Cosby,” he continued in the next tweet.
Wyoming is where West and Kardashian own a ranch and live part-time.
West went on to say, “I love my wife,” before tapping the space bar multiple times to start a new sentence. He then wrote, “My family must live next to me,” before tapping the space bar multiple times again.
The final sentence of the tweet read, “It’s not up to E or NBC anymore.”
Kardashian’s hit reality show, “Keeping up with the Kardashians,” airs on E!, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal. Cosby’s iconic sitcom, “The Cosby Show,” aired on NBC from 1984 to 1992.
Cosby, 82, is currently serving a 3- to 10-year sentence over a 2018 conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.
The 2018 verdict against Cosby was a victory for some 60 women — including models, aspiring actresses and casual acquaintances — who have accused Cosby of sexual assault and rape over decades.
Last month, a judge ruled that Cosby could appeal his 2018 sexual assault conviction.
West, meanwhile, tweeted his worry about being “locked up like [Nelson] Mandela” by Kardashian.
“Kim tried to bring a doctor to lock me up with a doctor,” the billionaire sneaker mogul wrote, “If I get locked up like Mandela…Ya’ll will know why.”
On Sunday, Page Six revealed that Kardashian was “mortified” and “desperately worried” that the rapper was not taking his medication for his bipolar disorder after sobbing at his first campaign event that they almost aborted North.
The insider said, “Kim is mortified. She has desperately been trying to help Kanye, keep him calm and prevent him from having any public meltdowns. The family believe he is having a bipolar episode. He won’t take medications because he feels they make him less creative.
“But [to] go out and say that about [their eldest daughter] North is shocking. Kim is devastated. She’s worked so hard to help him, but she won’t let him do this to their children.”
During the rally, West said that he and Kardashian considered not going through with the pregnancy, adding that when she “had the pills in her hand” to induce the abortion, he told her they would have the baby.
Claiming he got a sign from God through his laptop, West said, “My screen went black and white. And God said, ‘If you f–k with my vision, I f–k with yours’…And I called my girlfriend and said, ‘We’re going to have this child.’”
The rapper went on to say that he’d be “at peace…even if my wife were to divorce me after this speech. She brought North into this world, when I did not want to.”
West then broke down in tears and screamed, “She had the pills in her hand! I almost killed my daughter!”
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