J. Cole posted a letter on his website, Dreamvillian, apologizing for a rap lyric in "Jodeci Freestyle."
Go check the numbers dummy, that’s just me gettin’ started
I’m artistic, you n****s is autistic, retarded
Started, hold your applause
Who gives a poker face when you jokers showed me your cards?
Cole made his announcement public when he tweeted a link to his apology letter Sunday night (July, 21).
I said something in a rap that was offensive to those with Autism. Feel terrible. A tweeted apology wouldn't do. http://t.co/cyMbXubz3T— J. Cole (@JColeNC) July 21, 2013
Here's a snippet of his apology from DreamVillian.net:
In a recent verse on the song “Jodeci Freestyle”, I said something
highly offensive to people with Autism. Last week, when I first saw a
comment from someone outraged about the lyric, I realized right away
that what I said was wrong. I was instantly embarrassed that I would
be ignorant enough say something so hurtful. What makes the crime
worse is that I should have known better.
Royce Da 5'9 supports Cole's apology:
That JCole apology shows class. I have a son with Autism.. Cole ol be 1 of the kings soon and that comes with responsibility.— NiCKLE (@Royceda59) July 22, 2013
Others have debated that Cole didn't have to apologize. Do you agree?
--Tweets STILL make her dance: @NessaLovesMUSIC.