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Drake And J. Cole Apologize About Controversial Lyrics About Autism!

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drake and j cole apologize for lyric about autism

A rapper apologizing over their lyrics? Stop us if you think that you've heard this one before!

Drake and J. Cole found themselves in that exact situation recently after some lyrics in their song Jodeci Freestyle about autism rubbed the Anti-Bullying Alliance the wrong way!

Cole immediately apologized for his offensive verse and said:

"To the parents who are fighting through the frustrations that must come with raising a child with severe autism, finding strength and patience that they never knew they had; to the college student with Asperger's syndrome; to all those overcoming autism. You deserve medals, not disrespect. I hope you accept my sincere apology."

Drake also spoke out about the controversy and said he would take the lyric out of the song completely:

"J.Cole wrote a beautiful and moving apology to individuals and families affected by autism who were understandably hurt by a verse in Jodeci Freestyle. I share responsibility and offer my sincerest apologies for the pain this has caused. Individuals with autism have brilliant and creative minds, and their gifts should not be disparaged or discounted. This was a learning lesson for both of us, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to try to right this wrong. J. Cole and I believe that it is the right, responsible, and respectful decision to remove the lyric from the song."

It feels like things like this keep on happening in the hip-hop world, but it's great to see both rappers taking responsibility for their actions and doing their best to try and correct the mistakes they made!

Hopefully they actually did end up learning a lesson from this and will think twice about writing lyrics that may be deemed as offensive next time!

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6 comments to “Drake And J. Cole Apologize About Controversial Lyrics About Autism!”

  1. Momto4boys says – reply to this


    As a mother of an Autistic son I find their ignorance repulsive. My son is the light of my life and I would never never be the same without him. I guess money doesn't make a person any smarter, just more ignorant. I am also sick of hearing of how women are talked about in such an offensive manner. The song was horrible and not just because of the message!

  2. Derek says – reply to this


    They apologized??? Definitely not street….

  3. 3

    I am also a mother of a son with autism. Not sure what these lyrics were, but bravo to them for owning their ignorance. Their apologies appear to be heartfelt and actually brought a lump to my throat. My message to them is they aren't figuring out where autism is coming from and the rate is rising. You will have someone you know that is impacted by this! Boys are affected 4times more than girls. But again, this boy is the sweetest being ever who every day exhibits his love for me, despite his language and social challenges. I am so privelaged.

  4. sarah says – reply to this


    there is a very big difference between the two identified Mom's who have posted here….. ONE ignored the fact that people stated they made an error, apologized and will do something about it, and instead brought up the fact that these people have money so must not be smart… how about you consider the fact that education surrounding Autism is lacking and for years Autism has been poorly, negatively, or completely incorrectly portrayed in the media.. so hey… Momto4boys… before getting into a huff about it… why not look at this as an opportunity for others (who may have never bothered to educate themselves about autism) to learn something new….. these comments open up facts about autism that are rarely portrayed in the media….. including the fact that individuals with autism have their own gifts and creativity… take your negativity elsewhere… people are allow to make mistakes… and there are a lot of people who are eating up those lyrics without complaints… pretty easy to get a mixed message about what you should and should not say as a performer if you ask me…

    p.s i also don't know what the lyrics are, i also dislike most rap songs and the way that women are portrayed… but not as much as i dislike the way you represented yourself in your comment…

  5. Wow... says – reply to this


    Re: sarah – wow..calm the fuck down..that mother is entitled to her own opinon. SHE is the mother of a child with autism…NOT you. YOU are making excuses for why these so called musicians get away with so much. They talk shit and write offensive lyrics about gays, people with cancer, Parkinson's and other diseases they know shit about…they should all get off their fuckin high horse and live in the real world…fuck u and fuck these "rappers"

  6. Carnivalee says – reply to this


    Trash. Pure trash.