After Domestic Abuse Allegations, J. Cole Expresses Major Disappointment In Nas
By now, you’ve probably heard about the drama with Nas and Kelis. For those who don’t know, a couple of months ago, the “Milkshake” singer came forward with claims of domestic abuse. During her heated custody battle with Nas over their son, Knight Jones, she opened up about their life behind closed doors. She’s now revealed she suffered physical abuse at the hands of the “If I Ruled the World” rapper. For many fans, the allegations came out of left field because Nas just doesn’t seem like the type to put his hands on a woman. Like fans, J. Cole is also sharing his reaction to the allegations and he’s definitely not pleased with the legendary rapper.
According to The Jasmine Brand, J. Cole recently sat down for an interview with Billboard magazine where he discussed his career, politics, and other current events. At one point during the interview, Nas’ name was mentioned. The “Nobody’s Perfect” rapper admitted that while he doesn’t normally like to voice his opinion, Nas actually did let him down.
“Yeah, that hurt. I ain’t going to lie. That hurts. It feels weird because I f**k with Nas, but I just have to be honest. I came up seeing too much f**ked-up s**t for that to be acceptable. I don’t care who it is. I don’t f**k with people abusing women, and I don’t f**k with people not taking care of their kids.
When asked if he believes Kelis’ claims are true, he explained why he feels it’s a “tough” call. The famed rapper noted the vast differences between the claims of black women and white women. Unfortunately, complaints from black women are often dismissed due to the often-negative societal projection of people of color. “That’s tough because we’re talking about black women. If it was a white woman involved with these allegations, then sadly — I’m realizing as I’m talking to you — maybe people wouldn’t cancel them just as quick, but labels would be forced to cancel, because white outrage is way more powerful than black outrage, unfortunately. When white people start getting outraged about this type of s**t, then maybe something will happen.”
J. Cole had quite a bit to say about his disappointment in Nas, but he’s not the only rapper who was discussed. The late XXXTentacion was also a topic of discussion.
After sharing his opinion of Nas, J. Cole opened up about his reaction to the untimely death of XXXTentacion. The Cole World rapper shared details about their close friendship and recalled one three-hour-long conversation they’d had earlier this year. “I spoke to him on FaceTime one day in February for, like, three hours. His management reached out and asked if he could FaceTime me or call me. It was a super-intense conversation. He left a mark on me, just as a person…He started off the conversation literally on some, like — he didn’t even say hello. He started off basically saying, “I’m not on your level yet.”
“J. Cole went on to reveal the depth of their lengthy conversation. “He was talking about spiritually and mentally, and that was intense because I was like, “Huh? I’m not on no level.” He was praising me while also saying he was going to achieve whatever it is he felt that I had. I’ve dealt with mentally ill people in my life before, many of them. And right away, I notice that this kid is super passionate and smart, but I could also see that he was so deep in his mind.”
Based on the detailed interview, it’s obvious J. Cole has much love and respect for his brothers in the rap game.