Written by: Briana Wright @misswrighttv
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The cancel culture is at it again, after having time to analyze the lyrics of J. Cole’s new song, “Snow on Tha Bluff.” Yesterday, the Dreamville rapper surprised us all with the release of his new track- dropping with no promo at all.
The song touches on the issues of today; injustice, inequality, and the fear of Black people trying to ‘out-woke’ each other. He describes a Black woman who is passionate about the movement and who is critical about how much others do to support the effort.
“She mad at my n*ggas, she mad at our ignorance, she wear her heart on her sleeve. She mad at the celebrities, lowkey I be thinkin' she talkin' 'bout me,” raps J. Cole. Fans began to speculate that the song not only is misogynistic but it was a diss towards rapper/poet/producer, Noname- who is very active and vocal about Black liberation.
In a recently deleted tweet, Noname came for rappers whose content is about Black plight but who aren’t speaking up enough during these times. Thus, fans assumed Cole was firing back at her with this song, with bars like “Just 'cause you woke and I'm not, that sh*t ain't no reason to talk like you better than me…”
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The North Carolina rapper addressed the accusations this morning in a thread on twitter, starting with,
"Morning. I stand behind every word of the song that dropped last night." J.Cole via Twitter (@JColeNC) June 17, 2020
He goes on to say that he loves Noname and the work that she does. Does that mean she doesn’t fit the description of the song? Not necessarily; but his message remains the same- that we should educate instead of talking down on one another and I think fans are starting to see that.