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Angry fans say ‘hip-hop is dead’ after J. Cole apologizes to Kendrick Lamar

The hip-hop community seems greatly disturbed by J. Cole’s apology, though he does have a few supporters
J. Cole (Photo credit: Bang Media)

J. Cole‘s recent retraction of his diss towards Kendrick Lamar has sparked a heated debate among fans, with many expressing their disappointment and even disgust.

Not only were many hip-hop heads offended by J. Cole’s apology, but some expressed their hurt by the gesture and said it signaled the demise of the music genre.

Cole, 39, expressed remorse during his concert performance at Dreamville Fest in Raleigh, North Carolina, about 50 miles north of his hometown of Fayetteville. He explained to the crowd that the diss song “7 Minute Drill” was “lame” and “corny” and that it disturbed his spirit to fire back at Lamar.

Lamar, 36, had thrown shade at J. Cole and Drake, 37, on the heat-seeking single “Like That,” a collaborative piece he did with Future and Metro Boomin for the “We Don’t Trust You” album.

Even the disgraced Suge Knight flamed J. Cole

Fans’ sensibilities weren’t the only ones rankled by J. Cole. Even the notorious convict Suge Knight, who fanned the flames of the most infamous and tragic rap beef of all time between the East and West coasts, was merciless in his assessment of J. Cole.

The Death Row founder taunted J. Cole by saying he couldn’t handle the Los Angeles heat — Lamar was born and raised in suburban Compton — and that he should be resigned to playing “flag football” since he can’t handle tackle.

Fans bark at J. Cole on social media

Others’ sentiments ranged from disappointment to severely offended.

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