Did J. Cole Call Out Kanye West’s Meltdown in His New Song?
After dropping a video documentary titled Eyez, the rapper preview some new tracks from the upcoming album — including one that appears to call out West’s recent meltdown.
Although he never specifically names The Life of Pablo rapper, Cole raps about an unnamed star’s fall from grace. Here’s are the lyrics:
Ego in charge of every move, he’s a star / And we can’t look away due to the days that he caught our hearts / He’s falling apart, but we deny it / Justifying that half-assed shit that he dropped, we always buy it / When he tell us he a genius but it’s clearer lately / It’s been hard for him to look into the mirror lately / There was a time when this nigga was my hero, maybe / That’s the reason why his fall from grace is hard to take / Cuz I believed him when he said his shit was pure, and he / The type of nigga swear he real but all around him’s fake / The women, the d-ckriders, you know, the yes-men / Nobody with the balls to say something to contest him / So he grows out of control / Into the person that he truly was all along, it’s starting to show / Damn, wonder what happened / Maybe it’s my fault for idolizing niggas based off the words they be rapping.
Given West’s recent behavior — voicing his support for Donald Trump and going on rants against Jay Z and Beyoncé — it makes sense that people are assuming the rack is about him. You can watch “False Prophets” below at the 30:40 mark.
Meanwhile, 50 Cent also has weighed in on West’s recent hospitalization, dismissing any speculation that he faked his breakdown. “That was interesting ’cause I kind of felt like you could see that coming … in pieces, it was like little outbursts,” 50 Cent said.
West, who was released from the hospital, reportedly celebrated his homecoming with a small family gathering. Us Weekly reports that he and Kim Kardashian had a “little celebration with a little cake” to also celebrate Saint’s first birthday.