J. Cole on Apparent “1985” Diss: ‘It’s Really a ‘Shoe Fits’ Situation’

KOD season continues, this time with a new J. Cole interview.

Wednesday, Vulture dropped an extensive Cole chat featuring the Dreamville co-founder’s candid reflections on his “1985” lyrics, Kendrick Lamar’s influence, Lil Peep’s death, and more.

“It’s really a ‘shoe fits’ situation—several people can wear that shoe,” Cole said of KOD closer “1985,” which many have interpreted as taking aim at Smokepurpp, Lil Pump, and others. “Why you yelling at your show? You must feel attacked in some kind of way, must feel offended, and if you feel offended, then that means something rings true, something struck a chord. That’s cool with me. That’s all I ever want to do.”

He added, “If you exclude the top three rappers in the game, the most popping rappers all are exaggerated versions of black stereotypes”.

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40 thoughts on “J. Cole on Apparent “1985” Diss: ‘It’s Really a ‘Shoe Fits’ Situation’

  1. Everyone say he’s dissing lil pump. But he’s not. I think it’s either at smokepurpp or lil Uzi vert. Cuz In the lyrics he refers to the person as a black man. Lil pump is fuckin Mexican

  2. Since when is having a lot of tattoos, colorful hair and being flamboyant …a black stereotype? I know white people with all of those things…i hate a judgemental "conscious" person..we are all the same spirit… there is space in music for every type..if jcole wants to hav no tattoos, keep his black locs and remain reserved then that's him why should he judge someone for being unlike himself? Fuck..let people breathe..

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