Cole World? Not if you ask Diggy.
On Sunday (April 1), Diggy’s record, “What You Say to Me,” leaked on the net. The track has the 17-year-old MC dissing J. Cole in a response to Cole’s records, “Purple Reign,” on which Cole spits seemingly suggestive lyrics believed to be aimed toward Diggy’s sister Vanessa Simmons and “Grew up Fast,” which has Cole saying:
“Move along cock-sucker, ain’t got nothing to see/’less you talking blockbuster, you niggas is not Russell, you more Diggy/Me, I’m more Biggie, no diss to the young boy, I’m just rapping, get bored quickly.”
Those lines didn’t sit too well with young Diggy, who responded directly with bars of his own via “What You Say to Me.”
“The other day I was listening to ‘Purple Rain’/Couldn’t believe all the things that I heard him say/Who Dat? Who Dat? You know who it is/Heard you lying on my sis, tellin’ people that you hit,” Diggy raps. “When your album drops I’ma hit you with your bricks, so I’ma bomb first on you since you wanna riff/Who you gonna call, you ain’t got no friends, this fight is fixed/You ain’t got no wins/Little nigga named Cole think he live like me, jet setter trend setter, yeah you not like me/Can’t find a girl that you know that do not like me, can’t find a girl I know, who know you, you dumb fool/Wasn’t even poppin’ in the school you used to go to.”
And Diggy doesn’t end there.
“Got aight lyrics but can’t deliver your vocals/I’ma about to read you your rights, Miranda only thing you hittin “In The Morning” is your Hand,” Diggy continued firing at Cole. “Stand up, matter fact sit down/Don’t try to call Hovi Hov for a sit down/College boy, acting like a criminal/Knowing you a broke back Jake Gyllenhaal/You imaginary player, even TMZ didn’t notice you was there/Geesh, you are such a dweeb and your shirts don’t fit, long arms, short sleeves.”
Diggy’s track triggered a response from his father, Rev. Run of Run-DMC fame, and his sister, Vanessa Simmons. The legendary Rev. Run suggested that the leaked track is old.
“J. Cole… Puts out 2 records Dissing family & Diggy & nobody cared.. Some 1 leaks a old Diggy record and there’s a problem,” Rev. Run tweeted out to the masses on Sunday.
Vanessa tweeted using her own account.
“Our brothers r protective ova us CUZ guys stay LYING,” she tweeted. “***MORE IMPTLY that ish NEVER HAPPENED.*****”
Both Diggy and her sister’s reactions stem from Cole’s second verse on “Purple Reign,” on which he begins with, “Good girl, huh, father was a preacher/Sent her off to college, thought I got her on a leash, though.”
Since the leak, both Diggy and J. Cole have been silent on their respective Twitter accounts.
Last week, Diggy’s debut album, Unexpected Arrival, charted No. 13 on the Billboard 200 with only 21,000 copies sold.
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