Drake Apologizes On Behalf Of J. Cole For Insensitive Lyric

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After the release of their collaborative jam “Jodeci Freestyle,” the song’s creators J. Cole and Drake have come under fire for one of the track’s insensitive lyrics. On the track, J. Cole raps, “I’m artistic, you n*ggas is autistic, retarded,” sparking a sudden controversy about autism awareness led by a petition from the Anti-Bullying Alliance. J. Cole went on to issue an apology for his insensitive use of the word “retarded” yesterday, saying “In a recent verse… I said something highly offensive to people with Autism.” Today, Drake follows Cole’s lead by issuing his own apology for the song, which you can read below. The statement comes alongside news that the duo has decided to omit the line from the song.

Drake’s Statement: “J.Cole wrote a beautiful and moving apology to individuals and families affected by autism who were understandably hurt by a verse in “Jodeci Freestyle.” I share responsibility and offer my sincerest apologies for the pain this has caused. Individuals with autism have brilliant and creative minds, and their gifts should not be disparaged or discounted. This was a learning lesson for both of us, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to try to right this wrong. J. Cole and I believe that it is the right, responsible, and respectful decision to remove the lyric from the song.”

  • 2pac

    I think their both retards

    • Terrance

      Your use of the word “their” instead of “they’re” leads me to believe that you’re retarded as well.

  • Kilo Gramz

    Aint what? Don’t nobody give a fucc but no retarded shit! #KiloGramz

  • Freshman

    I’m sure zero autistic people were offended or ever aware. dear 40 white housewives, STFU

  • mookzilla

    really!!! F*** might as well apologize to all the n****s for sayin N**** or to all the bitches for callin them bitches

    • simon says..

      Yes they should,it is hypocritical to “apologize” only to a select few.People are getting too sensitive nowadays the apology was unnecessary

  • TONYTWOCENTS

    that apology was gay as fuck, its just words people!! smdh!! remember when we used gay instead of wack!! lol they mean wut the mean at the time!! take it in context people!! i aint mad they apologized tho.. gotta get that check!! *disclaimer no homesexual people where ment to be offended in this statement. SMH lol

  • kain

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH. THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT. BEING A RAPER. YOU LIVE FOR UR FREEDOM OF SPEECH. IF U ASK ME THEY NEVER SHOULD HAVE APOLOGIZED.

  • Brainiac1ne

    Rapper nowadays softer then wet cotton

  • realah

    autistic kids listen to symphonies and compose their own music. they don’t listen to or care about gay hacks like drake, so his apology is even less relevant.