June 17, 2020

Ari Lennox + Chance The Rapper Defends Noname Following J. Cole Criticism

Chance The Rapper
Ari Lennox + Chance The Rapper Defends Noname Following J. Cole Criticism

J. Cole surprised fans last night, with a brand new single titled, “Snow on tha Bluff.”

Following the released of the song, fans speculated that J. Cole was criticizing artist, Noname, on the track. J. Cole jumped online to clear up those rumors, he writes via Twitter, “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.”

He continued, “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.

Dreamville signee, Ari Lennox shared her love and appreciation for Noname following all the accusations. Ari posted a picture of Noname and captioned it, “Thank you QUEEN for giving af about us constantly and endlessly,” She said. “I feel and appreciate everything you put out to the world. Almost everything you tweet moves me. I need and I am moved by so much you stand for. @nonamehiding thank you for enlightening us queen. I pray more folks will appreciate and understand!!!”


Chance The Rapper also chimed in.

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No it’s clear that J. Cole doesn’t agree with Noname’s approach, yet, the two can agree to disagree as long as the mission is still accomplished. Let us know your thoughts.