They may be two of the biggest artists in the game but even sometimes they make mistakes, as J Cole and Drake have admitted with the latest controversy caused by an offensive lyric featured on the ‘Jodeci Freestyle‘.
Drizzy and Cole have apologized over offense caused by the lyric “I’m artistic, you n****s is autistic, retarded” which appears on the ‘Jodeci Freestyle‘ released recently.
‘Anti-Bullying Alliance’ was in uproar about the lyric and even began a petition against J Cole, but was very quick to make his apologies to right the situation, saying,
“To the parents who are fighting through the frustrations that must come with raising a child with severe autism, finding strength and patience that they never knew they had; to the college student with Asperger’s syndrome; to all those overcoming autism. You deserve medals, not disrespect. I hope you accept my sincere apology”
Drake was soon to follow and issued his own statement, mirroring Cole‘s sincere apology, writing,
“J Cole wrote a beautiful and moving apology to individuals and families affected by autism who were understandably hurt by a verse in ‘Jodeci Freestyle’. I share responsibility and offer my sincerest apologies for the pain this has caused. Individuals with autism have brilliant and creative minds, and their gifts should not be disparaged or discounted.
This was a learning lesson for both of us, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to try to right this wrong. J Cole and I believe that it is the right, responsible, and respectful decision to remove the lyric from the song.”
It’s good to see rappers taking on board the responsibility of their actions and actually doing something to change it! These boys have definitely learned their lesson it seems! Drake and Cole are not the only ones to have got themselves into hot water over lyrics, a string of rappers have lost endorsement deals and come under fire this year for their controversial bars!