J. Cole's new single "Snow On Tha Bluff" is causing a stir. There are some who are talking about how much they like the single. But others have claimed Cole dissed Chicago rapper Noname.
"Poor Black folks all over the country are putting their bodies on the line in protest for our collective safety and y'all favorite top-selling rappers not even willing to put a tweet up," tweeted Noname last month. "N*ggas whole discographies be about Black plight and they nowhere to be found."
Many thought Noname was talking about Cole and Kendrick Lamar who haven't been commenting on social media about the protests much. But they have protested in their respective home states of California and North Carolina.
Cole spit these lines on "Snow On Tha Bluff."
"N*ggas be thinking I’m deep / Intelligent fooled by college degree / 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 my n*ggas, she mad at our ignorance, she wear her heart on her sleeve / She mad at the celebrities, low key I’m assuming she talking '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 sh*t, it' something about the queen tone that's bothering me."
Some were convinced those lyrics were aimed at Noname, and Cole was accused of misogyny.
J.Cole ain’t never had this energy for one of his male peers. @JColeNC you a clown nigga.— Delenciaga (@Duhlency) June 17, 2020
Cole responded on Wednesday in a series of tweets.
Morning. I stand behind every word of the song that dropped last night.— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 17, 2020
Right or wrong I can’t say, but I can say it was honest.— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 17, 2020
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 conversation and criticisms. But— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 17, 2020
Let me use this moment to say this— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 17, 2020
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.— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 17, 2020
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.— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 17, 2020
Do you think Cole meant to call Noname out?
We may not agree with each other but we gotta be gentle with each other. ✌🏿— J. Cole (@JColeNC) June 17, 2020