After only three and a half months, J. Cole has finally responded to Kendrick Lamar’s much discussed “Control” verse, in which he was one of several contemporary emcees name checked.
We’re not quite sure what took the Roc Nation rapper so long to respond, but he finally addressed the matter on Justin Timberlakes “TKO (Remix)”:
Cole to the rescue, never save a ho / Hoes like to hide their behavior though / Thought you was a down ass b***h / Til I found that s**t a couple days ago / I was home alone, next thing I know / That long ass verse from a song called “Control” was on / The room got nearer, the tomb got clearer / That’s when I seen the s**t playin’ on your phone / Girl, what is that? A ringtone? / S**t, not you too / Man that hype done got you too / Everybody and their momma gassed / Even my momma asked what I’mma do / Decisions, decisions / In case this is war, then I load up on all ammunition / If a n***a want problems, my trigger’s on auto / I’ll make sure that nobody miss him
We’re pretty sure there won’t be any real rap beef here. Not only have they worked on each other’s projects in the past (Cole producing the song “HiiiPower” from Lamar’s Section.80 and K. Dot doing the hook on Cole’s Born Sinner track “Forbidden Fruit”), but the two upstart emcees have flirted with the idea of doing a joint project, and both are scheduled to join Eminem on his world tour early next year.