Cole began with a brief rap about success, sex, money and more before agreeing to a second freestyle. In the rapid-fire rap, Cole rapped about Cosby and said, in part, if someone is sleeping than “f— em.”
It wasn’t long after the freestyle was posted that Cosby, 83, began trending on Twitter as fans shared their opinions on the rap, debating whether the comment was appropriate.
The comedian had been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women, and he was deemed a sexually violent predator by his trial judge.
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A third added: “J Cole told us he don’t read and that line about bill cosby is further proof.”
Others, however, defended the star.
“I see a lot of <needless> debate regarding Cole’s Bill Cosby line; what bothers me is its most prominent by people who from outside the culture who don’t understand hip hop lyricism & intent,” said a fan, sharing screenshots of the definitions of the words “metaphor” and “simile.” “So with that, take these definitions & apply them where they fit, if so…”
J. Cole will release his new album, ‘The Off-Season,’ on May 14. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for The Meadows)
“That Bill Cosby line by J Cole might legit be the hardest line of 2021 & the year isn’t over yet,” yet another said, adding a string of flame emojis.
J. Cole’s album, “The Off-Season,” is set to drop on Friday, May 14. His reps did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.