Days after the Anti-Bullying Alliance created a petition in regards to J. Cole's lyrics on "Jodeci Freestyle," the rapper issued an official statement offering his sincerest condolences.
The Alliance asked for a formal apology from each rapper, as well as the lyric ("I’m artistic, you niggas is autistic, retarded") be removed from the song. In the letter J.Cole writes, "I do not believe that an apology is needed every time someone is offended, especially when that apology is really only for the sake of saving an endorsement or cleaning up bad press. With that said, this is not the case today. This letter is sincere. This apology IS necessary."
Cole goes on to express his embarrasment for using such a lyric, and vowed never to repeat the same mistake twice.
Read the entire letter below: