J. Cole Removes Explosive Kendrick Lamar Diss "7 Minute Drill" From 'Might Delete Later' Project (UPDATE)

Cole is not backing down.

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Rappers J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar perform at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2014 in New York City. 

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UPDATED 4/12, 5:45 p.m. ET: One week after surprise-dropping Might Delete Later, J. Cole has removed "7 Minute Drill," which concluded the project and came for Kendrick Lamar's neck.

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Last Sunday, Cole shocked fans by expressing remorse for the diss track at his Dreamville Festival, calling it "the lamest shit I ever did in my fucking life."

Surprisingly, Cole showed up on today's new album by Future and Metro Boomin, We Still Don't Trust You. Their previous record, We Don't Trust You, arrived less than a month ago with the Kendrick-featuring "Like That" in tow. In addition to stirring up an incalculable amount of discourse, the diss went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has been there for two weeks.

For more about the now-unavailable "7 Minute Drill" on Cole's Might Delete Later, Complex's Jordan Rose has you more than covered.

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J. Cole surprise dropped a new 12-track project titled Might Delete Later and the tape's last track includes what appears to be a fiery response to Kendrick Lamar's much-discussed verse on Metro Boomin and Future's We Don't Trust You cut "Like That."



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Kendrick's verse definitely seemed to get Jermaine's attention. Although he didn't name any names, the Fayetteville, North Carolina MC appeared to fire back by taking aim at the Compton rapper's discography and referencing that reluctant New Jack City meme:

He still doin' shows, but fell off like the Simpson's
Yo first shit was classic, yo last shit was tragic
Yo second shit put n***as to sleep but they gassed it
Yo third shit was massive and that was yo prime
I was trailin' right behind and I just now hit mine
Now I'm front of the line with a comfortable lead
How ironic, soon as I got it he want somethin' with me
Well he caught me at the perfect time, jump up and see
Boy, I got here off of bars, not no controversy
Funny thing about it, bitch, I don't even want the prestige
Fuck the Grammy's 'cause them crackers ain't never done nothin' for me, ho
Sluts took my n***a's soul, drugs took another one
The rap beef ain't realer than the shit I seen in Cumberland
He averagin' one hard verse like every thirty months or somethin'
If he wasn't dissin' then we wouldn't be discussin', huh?
Lord, don't make me have to smoke this n***a 'cause I fuck with him
But push come to shove, on this mic, I will humble him
I'm Nino with this thing, this that New Jack City meme

Scene from a 'New Jack City' showing Wesley Snipes' character holding a gun, tears rolling down his face.

Towards the end of the track, Cole declares that the song's purpose "is merely a warning shot to back n***as down."

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"Like That" saw K. Dot rap, "Yeah, get up with me, fuck sneak dissing/'First Person Shooter,' I hope they came with three switches," taking aim at both Drake and Cole and referencing the duo's 2023 song, which was featured on the Candian artist's eighth studio album For All the Dogs.

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Kendrick continued:

Think I won't drop the location? I still got PTSD
Motherfuck the Big 3, n***a, it's just big me
N***a, bum, what? I'm really like that
And your best work is a light pack
N***a, Prince outlived Mike Jack'
N***a, bum, 'fore all your dogs gettin' buried
That's a K with all these nines, he gon' see Pet Sematary

While it certainly can just be coincidental, it’s interesting to note that Kendrick's former Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) label mate Ab-Soul is featured on Cole’s new project. Cam'ron, Gucci Mane, Bas, Ari Lennox, Young Dro, Central Cee, and Daylyt are also featured on Might Delete Later. Take a listen to "7 Minute Drill," which was produced by T-Minus and Conductor Williams, below and head here to check out Might Delete Later. Conductor previously co-produced Drake's "Stories About My Brother" and "8am in Charlotte."

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Drake, on the flip side, has yet to respond to Kendrick's "Like That" verse... at least on wax.

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