Fans Think J. Cole Disses Kanye West on New Song “Middle Child”
After hearing J. Cole's new single "Middle Child" after it dropped last night (Jan. 24), many fans are convinced that the Dreamville CEO fired sub shots at Kanye West.
In the T-Minus-produced song, Cole spits about the way he thinks people try to create beefs out of nothing when dealing with rap game titans. To make this point, he first raps about his friendship with Drake. Then, Cole spits about how, if he were looking to diss someone, he would do so because he actually had a problem with said someone instead of doing to draw attention to clout or things he's trying to sell—like shoes. It's the shoe part that makes people think he's talking about Yeezy.
On the previously mentioned portion of the song, Cole raps, "But I'd never beef with a nigga for nothin'/If I smoke a rapper, it's gon' be legit/It won't be for clout, it won't be for fame/It won't be 'cause my shit ain't sellin' the same/It won't be to sell you my latest lil' sneakers, It won't be 'cause some nigga slid in my lane."
Despite both rappers reportedly working out their previous issues on a phone call last year, fans hit up social media with all of their hot takes and conspiracy theories surrounding Jermaine's potential issues with 'Ye. Some Twitter users suggest that Cole is obsessed with the G.O.O.D. Music founder while others simply want Kanye to respond with another multi-tweet rant.
"This man J. Cole reeeaaalllyy doesn't like Kanye West," one Twitter user wrote. "How many tweets will Kanye West post about J Cole after hearing Middle Child," said another.
As we previously reported, the Chicago rapper once told Charlamagne Tha God that he believes Cole disses him regularly. At the time, 'Ye cited songs "False Prophets" and "No Role Modelz." As of this report, Kanye West has not responded to the alleged jabs.
Do you think J. Cole was firing shots at Kanye West in "Middle Child"? Check out what the fans have to say about the song below.
See Fans' Tweets Speculating That J. Cole Dissed Kanye West on "Middle Child"