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Chris Rock Gets Real Candid On Bill Cosby & Ferguson

Chris Rock Gets Real Candid On Bill Cosby & Ferguson

Chris Rock shows his intellectual side on the cover of New York magazine’s latest issue, out on newsstands now!

Here’s what the 49-year-old actor had to share with the mag:

On income inequality and class: “Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets. If the average person could see the Virgin Airlines first-class lounge1, they’d go, “What? What? This is food, and it’s free, and they … what? Massage? Are you kidding me?”

On Bill Cosby: “I don’t know what to say. What do you say? I hope it’s not true. That’s all you can say. I really do. I grew up on Cosby. I love Cosby, and I just hope it’s not true. It’s a weird year for comedy. We lost Robin, we lost Joan, and we kind of lost Cosby.”

On what he would report on Ferguson if he was a journalist: “I’d do a special on race, but I’d have no black people. Here’s the thing. When we talk about race relations in America or racial progress, it’s all nonsense. There are no race relations. White people were crazy. Now they’re not as crazy. To say that black people have made progress would be to say they deserve what happened to them before.”

For more on Chris, visit Vulture.com!

Also pictured: Chris rocking a wool coat while visiting The Today Show on Monday morning (December 1) to promote his new film Top Five.

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  • mm366

    Many won’t get it and many won’t accept it but, here it is: Of all the comedians’ who’ve come on the heals of the late great Richard Pryor, and especially those who’ve made social commentary their main shtick and from an African American P.O.V, in my opinion, Chris Rock will go down in “my” history as the closest thing to an heir. He’s not only funny, he’s interesting, well read and smart.

  • ALAN

    he should just be the president, already looks like one

  • Flash Fyre

    bill cosby touched my vanilla puddin’ pop 30 years ago and I demand compensation today.

  • Sprite

    Chris should make his own flavor and get it out there, show the best and expect the best.