J. Coleís new album arrived Friday to much anticipation, but one song in particular has everyone talking.
The Fayetteville rapper opens up about his infamous fight with Sean ďDiddyĒ Combs on ďLet Go My HandĒ off The-Off Season. Midway through the track, he brings up his rumored altercation with the Bad Boy mogul that happened back in 2013.
ďBut sometimes a ni**a pulled my card, tryna expose me for a fraud / And with my reputation at stake, I was scuffliní just to save face / Couple wins, couple losses / Some broken up too quick to call it,Ē Cole raps.
ďMy last scrap was with Puff Daddy, who wouldíve thought it? / I bought that ni**a album in seventh grade and played it so much / You wouldíve thought my favorite rapper was Puff / Back then I ainít know shit, now I know too much.Ē
According to XXL, there were reports that the two got into a fight at an MTV Video Music Awards after-party hosted by Puff in 2013. Rumor has it that Cole was dancing too close to Diddyís ex-girlfriend, Cassie, while others say Cole intervened when Puff tried to throw a drink on Kendrick Lamar after hearing his controversial ďKing of New YorkĒ line on Big Seanís ďControl.Ē After the scuffle, Cole was allegedly kicked out of the party.
At the time, both Cole and Diddy denied the reports. ďPeople will believe anything,Ē Cole tweeted, while Diddy added, ďI usually donít address rumors but I got too much respect for my bro @JColeNC. We are friends The rumors are not true. We had a great party.Ē
people will believe anything
ó J. Cole (@JColeNC) August 27, 2013
I usually donít address rumors but I got too much respect for my bro @JColeNC. We are friends The rumors are not true. We had a great party
ó LOVE (@Diddy) August 27, 2013
Dreamville President Ibrahim Hamad also shut down rumors of an altercation. ďThe Internet is a crazy place you ni**az reporting shit with no facts, Cole ainít get thrown out no party and he damn sure aint get beat up,Ē he wrote.
The Internet is a crazy place you niggaz reporting shit with no facts, Cole ainít get thrown out no party and he damn sure aint get beat up
ó Ibrahim H. (@KingOfQueenz) August 26, 2013
Cole and Puff appear to be on good terms these days as Diddy provides the prayer-like outro on ďLet Go My Hand.Ē ďLord, please guide our steps / Watch us, cover us so that every move we make is in alignment with your will,Ē he says.
After the song dropped, TDE President Punch also recalled the eight-year-old incident. ďAhhh the infamous and ever elusive Cole and Puff fade. What a night. Lol,Ē he tweeted.
Man what Lolol
ó Ibrahim H. (@KingOfQueenz) May 14, 2021