Everyone knows that the latest controversy surrounding Kanye West includes his shocking and outlandish statements. After being confronted by multiple colleagues, which include celebrities and family members alike, J Cole is speaking out about how he felt after seeing that Kanye tweeted a screenshot of his phone call with the “KOD” artist.
J Cole is considered to be a “woke” musician; being named in the same categories as the extremely talented Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino. The 33-year-old speaks his truth on social events, race, politics and of course — music.
Rumors spun that Cole was dissing Yeezy in one of his songs and the “Life of Pablo” rapper called to straighten things out.
After the conversation, he uploaded a photo that made Cole felt that he was being used. Fortunately, when J confronted ‘Ye, the fashion designer did apologize.
“Nah, he called me, but I would’ve never posted that or tell him to post that. That made me feel a certain type of way. I told him that. He apologized, for the record. I told him that it felt like you just used my name in that very quick conversation for social media and to keep your thing going or whatever you were doing. It felt like it wasn’t sincere because of that,” he told Angie Martinez in a revealing interview.
He also discussed his highly talked about 2016 song titled “False Prophets” that seemingly took aim at Kanye.
J Cole explained to Angie: “First of all, [I’m] just a fan… I’m just like a dude that was a fan back in the day, and when I’m writing ‘False Prophets,’ which that song wasn’t about him. There’s one verse that applies to him for sure, but if you listen to that song, that song is about what this shit is exposing. What I gotta check myself about. And I check myself on that song as well…We’re worshiping celebrities.”
It’s good to see that two influential artists took the time to hash things out.