The Beef: There has been quite a bit of beef between rappers Noname Gypsy and J. Cole. The topic of public debate was the BLM movement, if J.Cole was outspoken enough, and Noname’s intentions.
J. Cole: J. Cole released a new single “Snow on the Bluff,” which many assumed was a criticism of Noname. "Just cause you woke, and I'm not, that shit ain't no reason to talk like you better than me." This follows the most exceptional line J. Cole spit, that provides the truth that everyone can learn from.
"How you gon lead, when you attack the very same n***as that really do need the shit that you sayin? Instead of conveying your holier come help get us to speed."
You won't get anywhere by just pushing away the people that disagree with you, or in J. Coles's words:
"Fuck is the point of you preaching your message to those that already believe?"
Noname: Noname released “Song 33” as a direct response. J. Cole took part in the marches, but to Noname, that wasn't enough. Saying, "n***as in the back quiet as a church mouse, [but they go into the] basement studio when the duty calls to get the verse out."
Yesterday, Noname apologized for her response.
“I’ve been thinking a lot about it and I am not proud of myself for responding with “Song 33.” I tried to use it as a moment to draw attention back to the issues I care about but I didn’t have to respond. My ego got the best of me. I apologize for any further distraction this caused.”