The Internet Is Going Crazy Trying to Figure Out Who J. Cole Is Dissing On His New Song

Damn...Cole world!

By Jasmine Grant

According to J.Cole, a certain (or a few) rappers need a wake up call. At least that’s what’s being debated on social media about Cole’s latest song “False Prophets.”

The North Carolina rapper is only days away from dropping his fourth studio album 4 Your Eyez Only. Only a mere 12 hours after dropping his controversial single leading up to its release, several theories have been conjured up that Cole is taking direct shots at artists such as Kanye West, Drake and Wale.

The narrative of “False Prophets” takes aim at a certain rap star that Cole once admired but has now lost his way.

“He’s fallin’ apart, but we deny it / Justifying that half-ass sh*t 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.”

Other tweets pick apart J. Cole’s second verse and believe the struggling “friend” he describes is a dead ringer for Wale (the D.C. rapper had a falling out with his own MMG label mates last year):

“I got a homie, he a rapper and he wanna win bad / He want the fame, the acclaim, the respect that’s been had / By all the legends, so every time I see him, he stressin’ / Talkin’ ’bout, n**gas don’t f**k with him, the s**t is depressin'”

There are also those who argue that maybe J. Cole isn’t taking shots at anyone in particular, but rather giving a general critique about the current state of rap – even turning the lens on himself. A modern day “Lost Ones” if you will…

“These rappers insecure / They talk about being a man so much I finally understand that they ain’t even sure / ’Bout who they are and why they do this / Guess I’m included in that category / As a n—a who done had the glory”

One thing is for sure: a hit dog will always holler. So we’ll sit back and patiently wait to see who from the bunch responds to J. Cole. Listen to and watch his man-on-the-street style video for “False Prophets” below and decide who you think is being called out:

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