Kevin Hart has a portrait of Bill Cosby hanging in his home, and he’s not taking it down.
The portrait is part of a wall of stars including Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Martin Lawrence and Dave Chappelle. “The picture serves a purpose for me,” Hart said. “These were the men who built a legacy doing what they love to do, which is telling jokes.”
Hart is separating the entertainment legacy of Cosby and his personal life in his own mind. “Right now, it’s a lot of speculation. All I can do is just say my prayers, and my wishes go out to all the women who are potentially involved,” he said. “His personal life has nothing to do with me. I can’t control it. I will never try. It doesn’t stop me from being an admirer of his work. His work and his personal life are two separate things.”
Hart also weighed in on the recent Sony hack that revealed emails from Sony’s Screen Gems President Clint Culpepper calling him a “whore” for requesting more money.
“I’ve talked to him. Clint called right after,” he said. “It’s not like I wanted to challenge him — that’s just how he talks. He did (apologize), but there was no need. When you negotiate, you say whatever you say. Nothing affected me. It’s very hard to put me in a negative position, man. I’m happy. And I’ll continue to be happy.”