Words: Dinesh Mattu

‘Just 'cause you woke and I'm not, that shit ain't no reason to talk like you better than me’

In a time where cancel culture is rife, the internet really made J. Cole start a Twitter thread in response to claims he dissed rapper NoName on his latest release.

After dropping ‘Snow on tha Bluff’ last night, which marks his first public commentary on the #BlackLivesMatter movement, a number of fans were quick to point out that the lyrics were aimed at Noname, who has been rightly educating and spreading awareness on her platform about recent events – however had previously called out people’s ‘favourite’ rappers recently for failing to use their platforms in the same way.

After being seen out protesting a few weeks ago, J. Cole clearly felt some type of way about it and responded with the song and clarified his position in a Twitter thread below.

He concretises his stance; accepting the criticism and acknowledging that he is another black man in America who needs a leader. His music has never been from a point of vide with the answers, but from the cries of a fellow confused black man. It honestly all feels like they’re trying to out-woke each other, maybe they should’ve just DM’d each other to clear the air…


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