In J. Cole’s new album, “The-Off Season,” the Fayetteville rapper addressed his rumored altercation with Diddy that happened back in 2013. On the track “Let Go My Hand,” Cole rapped about the incident with the Bad Boy mogul, leaving fans stunned by his confirmation.
“But sometimes a ni**a pulled my card, tryna expose me for a fraud / And with my reputation at stake, I was scufflin’ just to save face / Couple wins, couple losses / Some broken up too quick to call it,” Cole spits.
“My last scrap was with Puff Daddy, who would’ve thought it? / I bought that ni**a album in seventh grade and played it so much / You would’ve thought my favorite rapper was Puff / Back then I ain’t know shit, now I know too much.”
According to Complex, the rappers reportedly clashed eight years ago at a VMA afterparty held at the Ph-D nightclub. An allegedly intoxicated Diddy tried to pour a drink on Kendrick Lamar for his “King of New York” line on Big Sean’s “Control.” J. Cole intervened which then led to the two arguing and scuffling.
Following the song’s release, TDE president Terrence “Punch” Henderson recalled the incident on Twitter. “Ahhh the infamous and ever elusive Cole and Puff fade. What a night. Lol,” he tweeted.
Ahhh the infamous and ever elusive Cole and Puff fade. What a night. Lol
— Punch TDE (@iamstillpunch) May 14, 2021
Cole and Puff have seemingly resolved their issues as Diddy appears on the outro of “Let Go My Hand.” “Lord, please guide our steps / Watch us, cover us so that every move we make is in alignment with your will,” he says.