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  • http://twitter.com/justinoryan justin

    Cole we know were your heart is, you dont have to apologize , but get your money though dont burn any bridges with corporate america, play the game to change the game cole world

  • Speak-it

    He also said retarded which is still a double standard even though it's used often.

  • Word

    Bars in bad taste? Yes. Intentional? No.

    Accept the apology and move on. Cole didn't mean anything of it.

    BTW - it's not retarded, it's developmentally delayed.

  • brad stevens

    cool he did this. i was kinda surprised in him when i heard that line. now he should donate some money to an Autism foundation, if he hasnt already done so. this seemed like a legitimate apology tho.

    • rick and karla

      Autism is not important unless it happens to you...shame on you too

    • rick and karla

      Autism is not important unless it happens to you...shame on you too..

  • Huh?

    This is stupid. Might as well give up rapping if you're going to censor yourself from offending anything and anyone. Pussy ass rappers!

  • 89er

    Hip Hop wasnt intended to be this commercial product that was meant to fit the standards of the family friendly or "politically correct" market. alot of these rappers [are] apologizing for being who they truly are... insensitive, at many times ignorant, reaching for "shock value" ass n***as. but they rather keep corporate sponsors happy so they FINALLY let morality sink in when a threat of income arrives. they know what the hell they wrote, edited, recorded and perhaps mixed with a bunch pals who heard the same lyrics. Dude wanna make an attempt at a witty punchline by all means go head, but when are we smarter to think the Mountain Dews, Reeboks, and what not aren't gonna accept the dumb s**t we spew out in public forum

  • http://N/A XI

    okay THIS IS WHERE THE LINE HAS TO BE DRAWN.
    I'm not even a fan of dude and this is NONSENSE.
    THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO DRAW AWARENESS (MORE MONEY, REALLY) AT THE COST OF AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS REALLY ON THE SIDE OF LESSER EVILS WITHIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. THERE ARE TRAP RAPPERS RIGHT NOW PROMOTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF DEATH SUBSTANCES. THERE ARE GANG BANGERS MAKING HIIIIIIIITTTTS WITH LYRICS ABOUT MURDERING WITHIN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES.

    THIS.IS.BULLSHIT.
    THEIR PICKING ON THIS DUDE. THIS IS A SICK LITTLE GAME BEING PERFECTED RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF THE LIL WAYNE AND RICK ROSS FIASCO. THOSE TWO INCIDENTS HAD TO DEAL WITH THE EXPLICIT REPRESENTATION OF THE TWO CORPORATIONS INVOLVED WAYNE AND ROSS WERE THE FACE OF THE CAMPAIGNS.
    THIS, ON THE OTHER HAND IS A PUNCHLINE TAKEN FROM A FREESTYLE.
    IT WAS A FUCKING METAPHOR, AND IT IS AN OVVVVVVVEEEERUSED ONE AT THAT.
    I CALL BULLSHIT. GO AFTER EVERY RAPPER IF THIS IS THE CASE.
    ALSO
    GO AFTER EVERY FUCKING COMEDIAN TO HAVE EVER LIVED.
    FUCKING FAKE ACTIVISTS. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  • Adult

    Wow. Someone found CAPS lock.

  • armd

    I don't like when rappers are forced to apologize for their shit either...but that "autistic" line was wack as fuck, and plus made no sense.

    An apology was the right route...it went against the grain of his image as an artist, and it was the smart and humble move. Props.

  • Jay

    And the pussification of the world continues.. It's so fucking stupid, he said other rappers are "autistic, retarded", it's not like he said "fuck autistic people". People are too fucking sensitive nowadays

  • triPAUD

    ^^^

    true

  • Smoke

    “I’m artistic, you n*ggas is autistic, retarded”

    I guess he doesn't know there's a strong correlation between autism and artistic talents. Some of the most artistically gifted people in history have suffered from autism.

  • Billy

    People are too fucking sensitive nowadays. Do people really get offended by the words of a rapper in a song? He shouldn't have to apologize for shit.

  • FAce

    Give an apology = get free positive press

    J. Cole stays grinding towards appealing to as many people as possible. I've got the popcorn out waiting to see what type of extreme cornball he transforms into over the next decade plus.

  • erok805

    see what happens when u write shit in one night haha smart move apologizing but it wanst even that serious if ask me..

  • http://N/A XI

    Wow. Someone found CAPS lock.

    Adult said this on July 21st, 2013 at 10:55 pm
    ^
    Adult? is that suppose to be a slight at me. I INTENTIONALLY PUT WHAT I WANTED SEEN, IN CAPS; a la Kanye West. You, however, have contributed nothing to this conversation.
    *See's comment written almost entirely in caps, publishes NON witty response" GTFOH

  • ear2ear

    Haha, looks like rappers have to apologize for everything unless it's killing another nigga. That's ok, I guess.

  • Mad Rapper

    I always thought J. Cole was autistic, retarded.. He look's like he's got down's... lmfao! His lyrics all sound the same when he spit's.. All monotone like, My grandmother's vagina sounds more appealing than his lame vocals. bitch ass ni**a!

  • drewbz

    P.c. police at it again. nothing but phony outrage to gain publicity and political ground. that is all this boils down to ladys. grow a pair and stand up for what you say even if you offend people. he knew what he was getting himself into when he wrote it. this is not the first and for damn sure wont be the last. but then again this is wht the world has come to.

  • WestYellow

    Kill yourself j cole or I would if it wasn't a sentence I would have to serve that wasn't right , my son is autistic and I love him regardless go fuck yourself I hope your time is cut short

  • http://N/A M.I.L

    @WestYellow
    That's the spirit, he extends his hands and you spit on it. Evidently someone needs to grown up! He's accepted his error and apologized profusely. Everyone needs to move on!!

    What a great example for your son, threatening the life of another human being

  • find a cure you sick bitches

    "All monotone like, My grandmother’s vagina"
    bruh. I don't think you realize how autistic you are.
    also Americans are so sensitive and full of double standards. You're GOD Louis C.K. gets a pass on the word nigga and the rest of his shit but some verse that could have been spit on the street gets dissected to hell. fuck ass white people and their extra genes.

  • maclethal

    To all you people getting upset over J. Cole apologizing, saying it's lame and the politically correct police are at it again -- take a step back and entertain the same thing J. Cole just learned.

    Autism Speaks isn't a group of a bunch of "fake activists." It's a community of parents and children who suffer from autism/Aspberger's etc. They are one of the most pure, non-preachy, non-intrusive groups of people in the world. They don't beat it over people's heads like PETA does or something. They just want to create awareness.

    Truth be told, a few of y'all are probably ON the autism spectrum and don't even know it.

    Bravo J. Cole for apologizing and appearing "less cool" to do the right thing. You just sold an album to me. Thanks.

  • Truth

    For what it's worth, both T.I and Childish Gambino have already spit lines equating Autism to Mental Retardation:

    "This beat is retarded therefore my flow is autistic" - T.I. – Pissin On Your Ego

    "And my flow is retarded, I spit autism" – Childish Gambino - Lust For Life

    Bad luck that Cole got picked on really, wasn't even an album joint!

    Hopefully this stops here coz of all the mainstream rappers out I would get at for spreading bad messages in their lyrics, I don't even think Cole would be close to making the list.

  • jwiii

    what's retarded is how bad his bars are

  • Jo

    A sincere apology. I don't even know what compelled him to say something like that. Same with villuminati but at least this time he gave a straightforward apology instead of a some "I was really attacking homophobes" BS he gave last time.

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  • heist

    LOL @jwiii

  • illmatic27

    no apologies

  • so fresh so clean

    drewbz, you should apologize for how retarded your comment is

  • xDesmond

    So does this mean a majority of J. Cole's fanbase is autistic?