J. Cole didn't like that Noname called out rappers like him and Kendrick Lamar for not doing more in the aftermath of George Floyd. So he called out her tone in his track "Snow On Tha Bluff". She responded in the track "song 33".
But n*ggas in the back quiet as a church mouse
Basement studio when duty calls to get the verse out
I guess the ego hurt now
It's time to go to work, wow, look at him go
He really 'bout to write about me when the world is in smokes?
When it's people in trees?
When George was beggin' for his mother
Saying he couldn't breathe, you thought to write about me?
Now she's regretting that she did that, admitting that it was her ego that was out of whack.
madlib killed that beat and i see there’s a lot of people that resonate with the words so i’m leaving it up but i’ll be donating my portion of the songs earnings to various mutual aid funds. black radical unity ✊🏾— Noname (@noname) June 21, 2020
"I’ve been thinking a lot about it and i am not proud of myself for responding with song 33. i tried to use it as a moment to draw attention back to the issues i care about but i didn’t have to respond. my ego got the best of me. i apologize for any further distraction this caused," she Tweeted. "Madlib killed that beat and i see there’s a lot of people that resonate with the words so i’m leaving it up but i’ll be donating my portion of the songs earnings to various mutual aid funds. black radical unity."
Is Noname right to tone things down?