J. Cole Regrets Dissing Kendrick Lamar

During the Dreamville Festival on April 7, the North Carolina rapper apologized for releasing "7 Minute Drill."

J. Cole is already walking back his diss track aimed at Kendrick Lamar.

The North Carolina MC expressed his regret over “7 Minute Drill,” one of the new songs from his latest album Might Delete Later which was released on Friday (April 5).

Addressing the crowd at his Dreamville Festival on Sunday (April 7), Cole offered a public apology to Lamar for his role in the rivalry that has been brewing for years.

“I’m so proud of (‘Might Delete Later’), except for one part,” Cole said. “It’s one part of that sh*t that makes me feel like, man that’s the lamest sh*t I did in my f**king life, right? And I know this is not what a lot of people want to hear,”

 “I was conflicted because: one, I know my heart and I know how I feel about my peers. These two ni**as that I just been blessed to even stand beside in this game, let alone chase they greatness. So I felt conflicted ’cause I’m like, bruh, I don’t even feel no way,” he continued.  “But the world wanna see blood. I don’t know if y’all can feel that, but the world wanna see blood.”

Cole then went on to laud Kendrick as one of the best MCs ever which drew a thunderous applause from the capacity crowd.

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“That sh*t disrupts my f**king peace. So what I want to say right here tonight is in the midst of me doing that, trying to find a little angle and downplay this ni**as f**king catalog and his greatness, I want to say right now tonight, how many people think Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest motherfuckers to ever touch a fucking microphone? Dreamville, y’all love Kendrick Lamar, correct? As do I.”

He continued: “I just want to come up here and publicly be like, bruh, that was the lamest, goofiest shit. I say all that to say it made me feel like 10 years ago when I was moving incorrectly. And I pray that God will line me back up on my purpose and on my path. I pray that my n-gga really didn’t feel no way and if he did, my ni**a, I got my chin out. Take your best shot. I’ma take that shit on the chin, boy. Do what you do."

“All good. It’s love. And I pray that y’all forgive a ni**a for the misstep and I can get back to my true path,” he said.  “Because I ain’t gonna lie to y’all, the past two days felt terrible. It let me know how good I’ve been sleeping for the past 10 years.”

“7 Minute Drill” was a response to Kendrick’s attention-grabbing verse on Metro Boomin and Future'sLike That” from their We Don't Trust You LP.

Kendrick Lamar put Cole and Drake on blast saying, “Motherf*ck the Big 3, n***a, it’s just big me.”

Cole fired back accusing K-Dot of clout chasing and described his catalog as sleepy on "7 Minute Drill” rapping, “He still doin’ shows, but fell off like the Simpson’s/ Yo first sh*t was classic, yo last sh*t was tragic/Yo second sh*t put n*ggas to sleep but they gassed it.”

Drake has yet to respond.

Cole also announced that “7 Minute Drill” will be taken off streaming services.

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