Whether it was to keep all hard feelings aside and get a fresh start or to make a strategic move to save his career, J. Cole’s public apology to Kendrick Lamar has been repeatedly making headlines. Not only did he apologize to the rap legend, he agreed that writing a diss track about him was the lamest thing he had ever done.

Rivalries between rappers are not news to the world of music, but public apologies are. Seldom do singers take their words back, let alone give a public apology. Cole spoke to the attendees of the Dreamville festival and cheered them on by asking if they were too, like him, fans of Lamar.

7 Minute Drill Leaves Streaming Services

J. Cole in Middle Child music video
J. Cole in Middle Child music video

Since Friday (12 April) afternoon, the song 7 Minute Drill has been removed from all streaming platforms, as reported by Billboard. The song was where J. Cole dissed Kendrick Lamar in the album Might Delete Later. The name of the album appears to be a foreshadowing trick of some sort or a very clever plan on Cole’s end, as fans think he knew how all of this is going to turn out and he might actually have to delete the song later. The lyrics of the song were,

“He still doin’ shows, but fell off like the Simpsons/ Your first s–t was classic, your last shit was tragic/ Your second shit put n—-s to sleep, but they gassed it/ Your third s–t was massive and that was your prime/ I was trailing right behind and I just now hit mine/ Now I’m front of the line with a comfortable lead/ How ironic, soon as I got it, now he want somethin’ with me.”

Also Read: “That was the lamest sh-t I ever did”: J. Cole Apologizes to Kendrick Lamar After Feud Turned Ugly, Calls Him One of the Greatest to Ever Touch a Mic

J. Cole - Everybody Dies
J. Cole – Everybody Dies

During his apology at the Dreamville Festival, Cole stated that he would have the song removed from everywhere. Perhaps the song was made to get Lamar’s attention and now that he has it, he’s willing to scrape the slate clean and start afresh. Cole is featured in the song Red Leather from Future and Metro Boomin’s latest album We Still Don’t Trust You. The rapper has switched sides, leaving his former buddy Drake all alone in facing Lamar.

Also Read: “Drake Losing J Cole as His last line of defense”: Drake Fans Have a Meltdown After J Cole Joins Force With Future and Metro Boomin

Why Did J. Cole Apologize to Kendrick Lamar?

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar in N95

Hailed as a poignant post diss clarity, Cole’s apology came after he felt conflicted over the work he has published. He claimed that he was proud of the Might Delete Later Album, but the diss track was lame. Cole expressed how lucky he is to be in this game of rapping and being among legends, he does not need to constantly chase greatness.

Moreover, he told the public that he apologized for his inner peace. He wanted no rivalry with his peers and just wanted to do great work that his fans loved. In the end, Cole claimed that he got away from his path to purpose and prayed to God to get him back in line. It’s all love now, and he would offer no response to any diss track that the rapper might release in the future.

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