Soulja Boy issues an apology to J. Cole for misunderstanding his recent comments.
While on Lil Yachty and MitchGoneMad’s “A Safe Place Podcast," J. Cole shared his thoughts on Soulja Boy's class of music. He explains, “around the time Soulja Boy came out, I don’t know how this happened, but I had a realization within myself,” he explained. “At that time, I had resistance. ‘Nah, that’s not the thing that I love. Like what? Y’all f**king with this?’ I was one of them. But there was a part of me that had a realization. I was proud of myself for this realization.” He went on to say that he was simply "hating" and actually was a fan on Soulja Boy's music.
Somehow Soulja Boy misinterpreted Cole's comments and took it as disrespect. In response, he called Cole a “b**ch,” and claimed he "signed to a 360 deal." He says via livestream, “f**k clout. F**k fame. F**k streams. Don’t want me replying to s**t, don’t speak on me,” he added. “I don’t care what you was trying to say.”
The rapper faced a lot of backlash for his comments towards Cole and it took for Nicki Minaj to clear up the confusion. While on Instagram live, Nicki explained to Soulja Boy, “[Cole] said that he had to keep it real with himself, and admit that people like you are what was really keeping the wave going and really keeping the energy. He didn’t really wanna say that to certain people or admit that,” she explained. “So what the f**k was you on when you misinterpreted it and now you saying he’s doing the most again?”
He later apologized to Cole for the misunderstanding. “[Nicki Minaj] just told me I took what he said wrong and that he was showing love. So I’m gonna let it go. My bad, y’all, I really thought dude was hating on me,” he wrote. “My bad, dawg… Sorry for the confusion.”
He continued, "my bad dawg. @JColeNC sorry for the confusion. keep doing your sh*t we from two different worlds. I stand on what I stand on, it’s hard coming from where I did man. I dealt with a lot of hate my whole career so it was just messed to think it would come from you"