“.. that’s just me gettin’ started. I’m artistic, you n-ggas is autistic, retarded..”
This was the line from J. Cole’s verse on Drake’s “Jodeci Freestyle” that has sparked loads of controversy and backlash. Cole’s offensive line about autism received immediate disapproval from several families that suffer from autism and in response, they let J. Cole know exactly how they felt through letters- the most profound from “Flannery”.
Late Sunday (July 21), Cole apologized for the line with a letter of his own attached to a Twitter post.
I said something in a rap that was offensive to those with Autism. Feel terrible. A tweeted apology wouldn’t do. http://t.co/cyMbXubz3T
— J. Cole (@JColeNC) July 21, 2013