June 17, 2020

J. Cole Addresses Rumors That He Called Out NoName On New Song

J. Cole Addresses Rumors That He Called Out NoName On New Song

Last night (June 16), J. Cole surprised everyone when he released a brand new single in “Snow on tha Bluff.”

Following the release of the track, the rapper began receiving backlash online as it has been rumored that he was addressing comments from artist NoName.

Morning. I stand behind every word of the song that dropped last night. Right or wrong I can’t say, but I can say it was honest. Some assume to know who the song is about. That’s fine with me, it’s not my job to tell anybody what to think or feel about the work. I accept all conversations and criticisms. But let me use this moment to say this. Follow @noname . I love and honor her as a leader in these times. She has done and is doing the reading and the listening and the learning on the path that she truly believes is the correct one for our people. Meanwhile a nigga like me just be rapping. I haven’t done a lot of reading and I don’t feel well equipped as a leader in these times. But I do a lot of thinking. And I appreciate her and others like her because they challenge my beliefs and I feel that in these times that’s important. We may not agree with each other but we gotta be gentle with each other.

Some of the lyrics of the track that social media believed to be towards here are as below.

My IQ is average, there’s a young lady out there, she way smarter than me
I scrolled through her timeline in these wild times, and I started to read
She mad at these crackers, she mad at these capitalists, mad at these murder police
She mad at my niggas, she mad at our ignorance, she wear her heart on her sleeve
She mad at the celebrities, lowkey I be thinkin’ she talkin’ ’bout me
Now I ain’t no dummy to think I’m above criticism
So when I see something that’s valid, I listen
But shit, it’s something about the queen tone that’s botherin’ me
She strike me as somebody blessed enough to grow up in conscious environment
With parents that know ’bout the struggle for liberation and in turn they provide her with
A perspective and awareness of the system and unfairness that afflicts ’em
And the clearest understandin’ of what we gotta do to get free
And the frustration that fills her words seems to come from the fact that most people don’t see
Just ’cause you woke and I’m not, that shit ain’t no reason to talk like you better than me

See the Twitter thread below.

Listen to the track.

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