J. Cole Receives Mixed Reactions After Publicly Expressing Regret For Dissing Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole

J. Cole Receives Mixed Reactions After Publicly Expressing Regret For Dissing Kendrick Lamar

The J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar beef might be over before it really got started.

Last night (Apr. 7), while addressing fans during a performance at his Dreamville Festival, J. Cole opened up about his Kendrick Lamar feud and revealed he felt pressure to respond to the Compton native. Touching on his recent surprise mixtape, “Might Delete Later,” and the diss aimed at K.Dot, J. Cole said,

“I’m so proud of [‘Might Delete Later’], except for one part. It’s one part of that sh*t that makes me feel like, man that’s the lamest sh*t I did in my f*ckin’ life, right? And I know this is not what a lot of people want to hear.”

As previously reported, on Future’s new collaborative studio album “We Don’t Trust You,” with
record producer Metro Boomin, Kendrick Lamar took a few shots at J. Cole and Drake on the track “Like That.” It’s speculated that the viral diss stems from what Cole and Drake seemingly had to say about Kendrick Lamar on the song “First Person Shooter.” In retaliation, Cole fired back on his latest project with the song “7 Minute Drill.”

However, it’s looking like Cole has some regrets about the tune. He continued his speech,

“For the first time, I was tested, Why am I tested? ‘Cause I got the world and I got my n*gg*s like, ‘What you go do Cole?'”

He added,

“I was conflicted because, one I know my heart and I know how I feel about my peers, these two n*ggas that I just been blessed to even stand beside in this game, let alone chase they greatness. So I felt conflicted ’cause I’m like, bruh I don’t even feel no way. But the world wanna see blood. I don’t know if y’all can feel that, but the world wanna see blood.”


Sharing how he’s felt since releasing the diss, J.Cole explained,

“That sh*t disrupts my f*ckin’ peace. So what I want to say right here tonight is in the midst of me doing that and in that sh*t, trying to find a little angle and downplay this n*gg*’s f*cking catalog and his greatness, I want to say right now tonight, how many people think Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest motherf*cker’s to ever touch a f*ckin’ microphone? Dreamville, y’all love Kendrick Lamar, correct? As do I.”

He continued,

“I just want to come up here and publicly be like, bruh, that was the lamest, goofiest sh*t. I say all that to say it made me feel like 10 years ago when I was moving incorrectly. And I pray that god will line me back up on my purpose and on my path, I pray that my n*gg* really didn’t feel no way and if he did, my n*gg*, I got my chin out. Take your best shot, I’ma take that sh*t on the chin boy, do what you do. All good. It’s love. And I pray that y’all are like, forgive a n*gg* for the misstep and I can get back to my true path. Because I ain’t gonna lie to y’all. The past two days felt terrible. It let me know how good I’ve been sleeping for the past 10 years.”

As expected the public has had mixed reactions to Cole’s speech. Some felt he was the bigger person in the brewing drama, while others said he took the easy way out. One person said,

“j cole apologizing to kendrick is like when you punch your older sibling and it does no damage so you know you about to get your a** whooped”

However, someone else on the opposite side of things expressed,

“J Cole is a grown a** man, and I love it! The more mature you get the more things that don’t align with your peace will not sit well with you. When you have peace over your life getting out of your character to address something don’t even be worth it! You become so numb to bs!”

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel