J. Coles Manager Opens Up About Heated Confrontation with Diddy

J. Coles manager is providing more insight into Coles now infamous run-in with Diddy.

The Dreamville boss raps about his scrap with the Bad Boy mogul that happened nearly eight years ago on Let Go My Hand off his chart-topping album The-Off Season.

My last scrap was with Puff Daddy, who wouldve thought it? raps Cole. I bought that ni**a album in seventh grade and played it so much / You wouldve thought my favorite rapper was Puff / Back then I aint know shit, now I know too much.

Speaking with the Say Less podcast, Coles manager Ibrahim IB Hamad recalled what happened between the two at Diddys MTV Video Music Awards after-party in August 2013.

The Puff story I mean remember hearing it and just laughing cause I was there, said Hamad, according to Complex. Im not gonna go into detail, but its definitely not what people are saying.

Rumor has it that Cole was dancing too close to Diddys ex-girlfriend, Cassie, while others say Cole intervened when Puff tried to throw a drink on Kendrick Lamar after hearing his controversial King of New York line on Big Seans Control. After the scuffle, Cole was allegedly kicked out of the party.

It was definitely not like he was defending Kendrick or something, explained Hamad. It wasnt like, Dont talk to Kendrick like that! Kendrick was there, Top [Dawg] was there, Jay was there, Beyonc was there. Me and Cole. You know, grown men Got a little heated. All I remember is, me and Jay looking at each other like, Oh, these n***as bout to fight. And then just being like, Oh no, this is bout to happen. Ill just leave it at that.

At the time, Hamad, Cole, and Diddy shot down rumors surrounding the confrontation. People will believe anything, Cole tweeted, while Diddy added, I usually dont 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.

Walking out of there Im like, Oh, this about to be baaad,’ added Hamad. But for some reason no one had a camera out, a couple people was talking about it, but you know.

The next day, Cole and Diddy met up and squashed their beef. Puff was like, I wanna figure this out. The next day, he pulled up, they chopped it up. It was never a real issue, said Hamad.

Diddy can even be heard on the outro to Let Go My Hand, which Hamad says was recorded in the last week of sessions for The Off-Season.

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