Coleof new LP is fresh off the press after dropping today (May 14). On the track “Let Go My Hand”, produced by Cole, Frank Dukes, DJ Dahi and WU10, the NC MC tells different points of his professional career. Towards the end, he discusses his supposed pinch with Puff in 2013.
“But sometimes a nigga pulled my card out, trying to expose me for a fraud / And with my reputation on the line, I warmed up just to save face,” Cole spat on the trail. “A couple wins, two losses / Some also broke up quick to call it / My last track was with Puff Daddy, who would have thought? / I bought that nigga album in seventh grade and I got it played so much / You would have thought my favorite rapper was Puff / Back then I’m I don’t know shit, now I know too much.
There doesn’t seem to be any love lost between the two artists these days. Diddy has an uncredited feature on the track because he provides the outro. However, in 2013, reports were circulating that the two had got into a fight at an MTV VMA Awards afterparty hosted by Puff at the Dream Hotel in New York.
Rumors varied as to the cause of the dust, with some people claiming Cole was dancing too close to Puff’s former girlfriend Cassie and others claiming Cole intervened when Puff tried to throw a drink at Kendrick Lamar. after being mad at K. Dot. “King of New York” line on the controversial track “Control”. After the fight, Cole was reportedly kicked out of the party.
Cole and Diddy both denied the reports at the time. “People will believe anything,” Cole tweeted.
“I don’t usually talk about rumors but I have too much respect for my brother @JColeNC. We’re friends. Rumors aren’t true. We had a great party,” Puff said.
Eight years later, it seems people are more willing to open up to the past. TDE’s Punch also commented on the infamous incident on Twitter after going off the track. “Ahhh the infamous and still elusive Cole and Puff are fading away. What a night. Lol, ”he posted on Twitter.
J. Cole’s new album features 12 tracks and features guest appearances from Lil Baby, 21 Savage, Morray and more.
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