J. Cole Says He Regrets Releasing Kendrick Lamar Diss ‘7 Minute Drill’

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J. Cole has expressed regret over releasing his Kendrick Lamar song, “7 Minute Drill”, while addressing the crowd during a headlining performance at his Dreamville Festival in North Carolina on Sunday (April 7).

The rapper put the song on his surprise new project “Might Delete Later”, which dropped on April 5. On the track, he responded to Lamar’s guest verse on Future and Metro Boomin’s “Like That”, where Lamar took shots at Drake and J. To designate Cole as part of the “big three”.

“I am very proud [‘Might Delete Later’], except for one part,” Cole said. “That’s part of the shit that makes me feel like, man this is the worst shit I’ve ever seen in my life, right? And I know that’s not what a lot of people want to hear.”

He continued by saying that he felt pressure to publicly respond to Lamar after seeing the sermon instigated by Lamar. “I was confused because, one, I know my heart and I know how I feel about my teammates, those are two n—s that I even had the privilege of standing with in this game Yes, leave alone chasing his greatness. So I felt conflicted because I am like this, but I can’t think of a way out. But the world wants to see blood. I don’t know if you all can feel it, but the world wants to see blood.”

Cole explained that the diss was a “spiritual release.” [felt] Bad on me,” and “That shit doesn’t sit well with my soul.” “That shit disturbs my peace. So what I want to say here tonight is that I’m doing that and in that bullshit, trying to find a little angle and minimize this N-A’s bullshit list and his greatness, I’m here today. Just wanna say, how many people think Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest motherfuckers to ever touch a microphone? Dreamville, you all love Kendrick Lamar, right? As I do.

“So,” he continued, “I just want to come out here and publicly say, brother, this was the worst, stupidest shit. I’m saying all this to say how I felt 10 years ago. happened when I was moving the wrong way. And I pray that God will bring me back to my purpose and my path, I pray that my n-a really felt no way and if she felt that way , so my n–a, I stick my chin out. Take your best shot, I’ll put that shit on the chin boy, do what you do. All good. It’s love. And I pray that y’all Forgive me for my mistake and may I come back to my true path. Because I will not lie to you all. The last two days felt terrible. It made me realize how well I have been sleeping for the last 10 years. ”

Lamar’s beef with Cole and Drake stems from “First Person Shooter”, a duet between the two included on Drake’s 2023 album “For All the Dogs.” On it, Cole raps, “Love when they debate the toughest MC/Is it K. Dot?” Is it Aubrey? or me? / We’re big three, like we started a league.” On “Like That”, Lamar uncharacteristically fires back, getting straight to the point: “Yeah, get up with me, secretly condemn / ‘First ‘Person Shooter’, I hope they came up with three switches,” he said. “Motherfuck the Big Three, n—a, that’s just the big me.”

While Cole may have some regret over his disagreement, Drake has only vaguely acknowledged the verse when speaking to crowds on his current tour. “A lot of people have been asking me how I’m feeling. I want you to leave here tonight feeling the same way I feel about myself,” he said. “Because you know how I feel? I’ve got my head held high, my back straight, I’m 10 feet under, and feeling like that no matter where I go, and I know it doesn’t matter, there’s no one on this earth like that Who can fuck with me anytime. life.”



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