Suge Knight Reacts To J. Cole’s Apology For Kendrick Lamar Diss

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 08: Marion ‘Suge’ Knight (R) appears in court with his Lawyer Matthew P Fletcher for a preliminary hearing in a robbery charge case at Criminal Courts Building on April 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Knight is charged with robbery and criminal threats after allegedly stealing a photographer’s camera during an incident September 5, 2014 in Beverly Hills. (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)

Suge Knight has recently expressed strong opinions regarding the ongoing rap battle between Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. In an episode of Suge’s Collect Call podcast, which was obtained by TMZ on Monday, April 8th, the incarcerated hip-hop executive highlighted Kendrick Lamar’s prowess in the feud, declaring Lamar as the victor. Knight’s response focuses specifically on J. Cole’s apology related to his diss towards Kendrick Lamar.

“West Coast, stand up,” Knight remarked in the podcast. “It’s a victory. Kendrick Lamar is a real muthaf**ka from the hood. He really from there and everybody going to ride with him.”

Knight’s praise for Lamar was coupled with criticism aimed at J. Cole for retracting his diss towards Kendrick Lamar during a recent performance at the 2024 Dreamville Festival. Suge Knight interpreted Cole’s backtrack as a display of weakness.

“J. Cole, you supposed to say what you mean and mean what you say,” Knight asserted. “To be the best, you gotta beat the best. This is a contact sport. As we used to say back in the day, if you don’t want to be a gangsta rapper, go be R&B.”

He continued with a pointed critique: “J. Cole, with that attitude, we’d still be in slavery … I’m going to tell you like I tell my son, if you act like a p***y, people going to treat you like a p***y.”

Suge Knight’s comments reflect his admiration for Kendrick Lamar’s authenticity and his disappointment in J. Cole’s approach to the rap rivalry. Knight’s straightforward and assertive stance underscores his views on integrity and commitment within the competitive world of hip-hop.

These remarks from Suge Knight add further fuel to the ongoing discourse surrounding the dynamics of rap beef. Who else is going to have something to say about J. Cole’s apology for his Kendrick diss?