J. Cole sat down for an exclusive interview with Power 105.1's Angie Martinez and spoke a lot of realness when he discussed topics like his KOD album, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye West, celebrity status and so much more.
During the convo, Cole spoke about beating Drake in a number of different records, which made the Scorpion rapper jokingly text him, "I hate you." The "1985" artist even touched on why he doesn't have features on his albums, though he thinks fellow rappers like Lamar and Young Thug are super talented.
When discussing West, Cole had some very insightful things to say about the controversial figure and the whole idea of idolizing celebrities. Cole said that believing in celebs this much can be a huge problem because famous people are still human beings and they have the power to let us down, when they speak about things their fans disagree with.
"The danger in what he’s doing is he’s using language," Cole told Martinez. "He’s really good at sampling language that would resonate and it just so happens this time he sampled the wrong sh** cause he thought, I can make this resonate. When you empower a demographic of people whose whole intent is to suppress people, it like bro, I can’t rock with that. I have a hard time watching that, and holding my tongue." The rapper also admitted that he believes that the future will have no "celebrities."
Toward the end of the interview, Cole spoke briefly about being a father. He's notoriously very private about his personal life. So, this was something special for the artist's fans to hear. In 2016, there were rumors that Cole's wife, Melissa Heholt, whom he met when they both attended St. John's University, gave birth to a baby girl. Moreover, an iTunes review initially said that Cole's 4 Your Eyez Only tracks “She’s Mine, Pt. 1” and “She’s Mine, Pt. 2” might have been “the most important songs he’s written, as Cole hovers over his daughter and finds himself overcome by a strange feeling: hope.”
But, that note was soon changed to say, "The two-part suite 'She’s Mine' may be the most important songs he’s written, as Cole finds himself overcome by a strange feeling: hope."
Cole has never confirmed the sex of his secret child...until now! While speaking to Martinez about purpose and a deeper meaning in life, the rapper said, "I just got done doing this album, where everyday I have purpose beyond clearly my obvious purpose as a father, as a husband."
He continued: "But, I feel like I've created a life where my purpose is too placed in music. Where I put too much of my purpose in music... to when I come home, outside of playing with my son, if I go three days without doing music... I start to feel, like, miserable."
And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen! J. Cole is the proud father of not a daughter, but a son!
Check out the rapper's entire interview with Angie Martinez below.
**WARNING: Explicit language**
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