Smokepurpp, who feels that Pump is a better artist than Cole, clarified to Montreality back in January that his and Pump's Cole-related actions were merely part of an intentional trolling. Still, Smokepurpp just one year earlier issued a public challenge to both Cole and Kendrick Lamar. As Genius notes, the aforementioned "but I love to see a black man get paid" line could be interpreted as being aimed at Smokepurpp instead of Pump:
I must say, by your songs I'm unimpressed
But I love to see a Black man get paid
And plus you havin' fun and I respect that
But have you ever thought about your impact?