Diggy Simmons on J. Cole Diss: ‘I Was Sticking Up for My Family’

Diggy Simmons and J. Cole

Diggy Simmons had the Internet all fired up when his J. Cole diss track “What You Say to Me” leaked over the weekend. Now the 17-year-old rapper is speaking out about the controversial record for the first time.

Diggy called out the Roc Nation star after he subliminally rapped about having relations with Diggy’s older sister Vanessa on his 2010 song “Purple Rain.” Vanessa attended college with J. Cole at St. John’s University.

“A little over a year ago, my sister told me he was saying he did this, that, and the third with her ’cause they went to the same college, but they didn’t even really know each other so it wasn’t like that,” Diggy told the Inland Empire’s 99.1 KGGI.

Diggy said there’s no truth to Cole’s claims and felt compelled to defend his sister’s honor. “It was just me sticking up for my family,” he explained.

The “Do It Like You” rapper, whose debut album Unexpected Arrival was released last month, was at the movies when he was informed that the song had leaked. “I didn’t leak it,” he said.

He originally recorded “What You Say to Me” in February 2011, but decided against releasing it. “I was gonna put it out, but I didn’t feel like it was appropriate.”

His father Rev Run supported his decision to stick up for his sister. “He already heard the track. He’s like, ‘Family over everything. That’s your sister.’ He wasn’t mad about it at all.”

And what if Cole responds? “I don’t really care,” added Diggy. “That’s not my focus.”



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76 Comments

  1. my name is oo

    Lost respect for j.cole :/

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    XO till we overdose Reply:

    @my name is oo, Chill out. We’ve only heard diggy’s side of the story. There’s no proof that j cole made those claims. For all we know, diggy’s sister could be just making up bs, or maybe she really is a freak.
    If you listen to purple rain, you’d realize that j cole did NOT have rev’s family in mind while doing that song.

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    Dre Reply:

    @my name is oo, Lost respect for J. Cole? I lost respect for Diggy having to sink to these levels. Hes dissing Cole because of that throwaway line about him in Grew Up Fast and now his team is hyping this “Sticking up for Vanessa” story to draw attention to the beef (need i mention Diggy selling 20,000 & none of his singles cracking top 10?) In Purple Rain J. Cole didn’t even mention Vanessa’s name. Are Rev. Runs kids the only Preachers kids on Earth? Did she give up the panties? Never heard J. Cole say anything or imply anything about Vanessa SIMMONS. There was a line about a girl names Vanessa but they assume it’s about her? FOH. A hit dog will holler EVERYTIME.

    If he’s really “sticking up for his family” why not get at Bow Wow who actually claimed to have smashed your sister. Oh wait you share the same fan base & can’t risk losing fans. SMDH @ this entire situation.

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    it's me letters Reply:

    @Dre, didn’t really take time to listen to the song, but if J. COle actually mentioned a Vanessa, a preacher’s kid, then, come on… it’s the Simmons.
    But what I have to say is that Diggy needs to have a tougher skin. People are gonna come at you and your family.. nature of the beast. At best, he should have thrown a subliminal shot.

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    Dre Reply:

    @it’s me letters, I feel you but my bad for not clarifying. The song he mentions a Vanessa on is “Grew Up Fast” if I’m not mistaken. Definitely not Purple Rain. The whole thing feels like a reach to me. Where did Cole say it? If he said it in a public forum the media woulda hyped it. Something is fishy about Diggy’s reasoning. If he didn’t leak it his team must have. It’s to “coincidental” for me. Something’s up.

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    Dre Reply:

    @it’s me letters, And another thing I should mention is that I don’t know if you’re a J. Cole fan or if you really listen to J. Cole he covers a lot of ground in his songs subject wise. So mentioning some girl named Vanessa in a throwaway line really means nothing.

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    illerbrown Reply:

    @Dre, Well said.. but i also think.. Maybe Cole’s girlfriend’s name is Vanessa.. cause he’s been talking about a preacher’s daughter from time to time plus what if he did hit it.. cause she’s not gonna say “yeah he did” c’mon

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    JustSayin Reply:

    @Dre, I don’t understand why r talking about if Diggy is cracking his singles on top 10 or not to prove a point. That is just childish. If you really had a good point in your opinion you would express yourself diffrently.

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    ? Reply:

    @Dre, I just read you’re hole post and it is POINTLESS. You clearly don’t listen to rap often because if you would you would realise that J.Cole DID mention Vanessa in his song and he IS talking about her. Also if you don’t have nothing DECENT to say .. DON’T WRITE AT ALL.

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    mitcholos Reply:

    @my name is oo, And It’s Not Like We’ve Heard 100 Other Rappers Hitting On Her…. Wait.

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  2. Yeah

    and I see nothing wrong with that diggy

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    Weirdo Reply:

    @Yeah, he flopped so he dissing Cole…weak thats whats wrong with that..Cole said he was loving her not f*cking her…he was actually showing love to Vanessa for being an attractive woman…this lame ass lil kid tryna come up the wrong way..smh

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    ! Reply:

    @Weirdo, FLOPPED? DO YOU HAVE RECORD DEAL? NO BUT YOU WISH YOU HAD. WEAK? SINCE WHEN STICKING UP FOR YOUR FAMILY IS WEAK. IDIOT …
    SMFH!

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    brooklyn Reply:

    @!, i dont understand why people use this stupid argument. of course we dont have record deals, WE’RE NOT MUSICIANS, WE’RE THE CONSUMERS. plus i guarantee this nigga wouldnt be anywhere near successful if it wasnt for his dads connections.

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  3. YESSSSSSS KIMMMMYY BLANCOOO

    diggy sit down. you killed your career. focus on those LOW RECORD SALES.

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    Yeah Reply:

    @YESSSSSSS KIMMMMYY BLANCOOO,

    your retarded, dumb hoe

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    maya Reply:

    @Yeah, you’re*

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    HEY RAP-UP Reply:

    @YESSSSSSS KIMMMMYY BLANCOOO,

    LOL. BUT I’M SORRY, IT’S A PLOY FOR ATTENTION! HIS ALBUM DID 10,000 FIRST WEEK THEN A *LEAK* SONG DISSING J.COLE RELEASES JUST AFTER IT’S DEBUT A PLATINUM ARTIST WITH OVER 2.2 MILLION, GRAMMY NOMINATED, ROC SIGNEE!!! I’M CONTEMPLATING FOUL PLAY.

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    Roi Reply:

    @YESSSSSSS KIMMMMYY BLANCOOO, will someone please tell these hood rat bitches to stop telling everyone to sit down. its not clever, its not fresh, and its not insulting. get a new phrase already that shit BEEN played out.

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    janice Reply:

    @Roi, you shut the fuck up the only thing that has been played out is diddys album

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    UNEXPECTEDARRIVAL Reply:

    @YESSSSSSS KIMMMMYY BLANCOOO, J.Cole is 27 year old and just starting his career and how old is Diggy again and already started his career? 17 YOU DUMB FUCK. Think twice before you say what you say…. SMH

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    Oh. Reply:

    @UNEXPECTEDARRIVAL, and sold how many records? don’t worry, i will wait.

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    UNEXPECTEDARRIVAL Reply:

    @YESSSSSSS KIMMMMYY BLANCOOO, J.Cole is 27 years old and JUST started his career and Diggy already started his career and how old is he again? 17 U DUMB FUCK. Think twice before you say what you’re about to say! SMH

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  4. Dave

    He stood up for his sister, sit down!

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  5. Triniti

    Ok, Diggy, so now come at Kanye and Bow Wow because they’ve damn sure said some things about your family. I just CAN’T. And J. Cole won’t respond because he actually has important things and important people to worry about.

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  6. thEbEaUty19

    I don’t understand how he made the song early last year but now all of sudden when your album comes out it gets leaked all whole year later? why didn’t it leak last year? and i am so sick of people saying that they music movies videos and pics be getting leaked that shit so old. you dont got control of your shit then thats a fucking problem. Why people cant own up to the truth about how they shit gets out here. smdh. anytime i here people shit be getting leak is some bullshit.RFT

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    Miles Reply:

    @thEbEaUty19, its very hard to prevent stuff from leaking when your famous. every musician is a victim of it

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    UNEXPECTEDARRIVAL Reply:

    @thEbEaUty19, ARE YOU STUPID. Did he have an actual album last year? .. NO! And now that he has off course there is someone trying to ruin his career when it’s just starting …

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  7. :(

    …………..who is Diggy Simmons?

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  8. Ramon

    Oh, so all of a sudden Angela Simmons is as pure as the day she was born? FOH…lmao. Nobody knew “Purple Rain” was supposedly about her and this nigga done told the world…he needs to leave this alone & focus on his album which is flopping left, right & center.

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    ! Reply:

    @Ramon, FLOPPING? BITCH YOU HAVE A RECORD DEAL? DON’T THINK SO ..BUT I BET YOU WISH YOU HAD!

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  9. Winston Churchill

    j.Cole is an easy target. dude is as boring as me. and i’m very boring

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  10. Ice

    Lost respect for Diggy for making a beef track.

    Lost respect for Cole for claiming to have hit that ugly a** Angela Simmons.

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    Roi Reply:

    @Ice, that’s funny coming from a blogger who spends all day hurling insults at musicians they dont even know.

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    Ice Reply:

    @Roi, First of all, I’m not a blogger, I’m a critic.

    Second of all, I only commented for the laughs because I think Angela Simmons looks like a mule. I didn’t actually lose respect for them, big fan of both of them regardless of their personal opinions of one another.

    Lighten up a little, everyone is entitled to the right to comment, whether its a serious comment or a comment made just to evoke responses from other commenters. By replying to me, you just satisfied my thirst for attention.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Ice, 2nd of all, He didn’t mention Angela Simmons…he said VANESSA!!!!

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  11. flawda

    The funny thing about the Simmons family is, they drew attention to themselves and let the world know Vanessa was a hoe in college. No one knew that Purple Rain was allegedly about Vanessa until Diggy “release” his dis record. Yes he released it, it wasn’t leaked.

    Overall though, he needs to sit his little ass down with his bubble gum raps. The whole dis record was a promotional ploy that’s not gonna work, no one is checking for your music besides 12 year old black girls.

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    Ramon Reply:

    @flawda, THANK YOU. Putting his own sister on blast…damn fool.

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    & Reply:

    @Ramon, @ flawda, I agree that diggy put her business out there because I thought that verse was about how some girls (especially church girls) get when their parents are not around…in college. the stereotype of the preacher’s daughter being a freak or the quiet one. Not about her.

    not every song a rapper makes is literal. he could have been discussing an experience a friend had or again, taking about the stereotype of church girls which has been around forever.

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  12. jonnyjon

    BATTLE OF THE TITANS!

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  13. Jay

    lmaoooo @ these comments!! YALL SOME HATIN ASS NIGGAHS… Diggy was right for wat he did. wouldn’t YOU get mad if sumone was claimin yo sister as a hoe? Dig was RIGHT. MUCH RESPECT FOR DIGGY. lil dude spits fire.

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    RAPUPPER Reply:

    @Jay, THANK YOU ! I SWEAR PEOPLE ARE SO IGNORANT. I DON’T CARE IF THEY DON’T BELIEVE THAT J.COLE IS DISSING VANESSA BECAUSE HE CLEARLY IS. WHAT DIGGY DID FOR HIS SISTER IS ADMIRABLE. THIS JUST MADE ME TO RESPECT HIM EVEN MORE.

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  14. OtotheG

    2:21 <<< Vanessa releasing lingerie…again. Cole World Diggy. Sick of these born-rich rappers.

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  15. Jayla

    J. Cole > Diggy

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    JCOLE! Reply:

    @Jayla, so true ;)
    J Cole >>>>>>>>>>> Diggy
    Diggy needs to grow up fast!

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @JCOLE!, haha, I see what you did there.

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  16. unplugged

    if we look at all the greats…they had beef and went through those tests! much as i am a Jcole fan, in terms of hiphop id like to see him respond to atleast one person…i mean diggy came at him, cannibus came at him, even charles hamilton came at him…luda came at big sean and drake’s had his share of people taking shots…so when will they respond? i mean this is part of hiphop. havn said that….jcole shouldnt respond to the lil boy diggy and his weak lil album!

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    China Reply:

    @unplugged, I think when someone with real rap talent comes at J Cole he will respond. Cannibus, Diggy and Charles were all weak as fuck!

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    RU Reply:

    @unplugged, I think you’re right saying that J.Cole shouldn’t come up on Diggy because he would just embarrass himself. I mean even the idea of 27 year old dissing someone that is half of his age is just ridiculous … BUT you’re wrong about Diggy. The kid has actually skills and hes going nowhere but up.

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  17. as if .....

    c’mon diggy….. this was a lame ass publicity stunt….you tryna defend your sister’s honour?…. lol thats real chivalrous … but maybe you shoulda done this when it was actually relevant…releasing this a year later right after your album doesn’t do the numbers you thought it would seems kinda weak….and when you do a diss track make sure it actually hurts…. im pretty sure j cole was laughing when he heard this shit….

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  18. BKNYhustle

    niccas is kissing and telling and naming names on records smh

    and whats worse is, he may have been lying

    j cole = superhead no homo

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  19. ShakELife

    Cole don’t need to respond to Diggy, he’ll just look bad regardless of how dope his response may be…..First he’ll look like a BULLY if he lyrically shreds this kid apart… Second, he already has what Diggy wants…..a fucking plaque on the wall…..Diggy got people’s ears right now cuz his diss record was lyrically solid…..He better off capitalizing off this lil’ buzz and work on a hard ass mix tape….Holla at Harry Fraud and ArabbMuzik, get sum fire ass beats and JUST RAP…..The people will forget his flop if he provides dope ass music…..This is Diggy’s chance to shed that Chris Brown/Drake impersonation his handlers got him doing….That Copy n Paste vid looked awkward….Dude looked mad uncomfortable in front of the camera doing dance routines…..Cole is good money in my book, he got the plaque, probably be at this years Grammys while Diggy’s watching it on TV w/ Angela n’ Vanessa….

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  20. Ffdddd

    Child.

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  21. kels

    pls you were at d movies and it got leaked my ass. promotional stunt plain and simple. and pls, pls and pls j cole don’t respond. not on your level.

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    ? Reply:

    @kels, obv, and I doubt he’d responed, dig’s flopping why would he draw more attention to him you good,lol.

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  22. GolfWang

    cole would body this lil boy. but he should keep quiet bout it and keep hip-hop alive

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  23. Hip-Hop Fiend

    J. Cole my favorite rapper so this is expected that niggas gonna come at him. But real talk Diggy actully had the right to make a diss. If somebody came at my sister and made subliminals and lie on her best believe I don’t care what their status in the rap game is I would be at their neck. But you can tell by lyrics Diggy recorded this in 2011. Yes it got leak for record sales but not by Diggy. It was leaked by Atlantic Records cuz they confirmed No I.D produced it. People saying Diggy too young to come at Cole, no he ain’t. If Diggy old enough for ppl to talk about his record sale then he old enoough to come at Cole.

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    TRUTH Reply:

    @Hip-Hop Fiend, WORD! I SWEAR YOU NAILED IT. I MEAN IF SOMEONE DISSED MY SISTER LIKE THAT I WOULDN’T CARE HOW BIG THEY ARE N THE GAME BECAUSE FAMILY IS FAMILY. AND OFF COURSE J.COLE IS DOING BIG AT THE TIME AND HE HAS MORE FANS THAN DIGGY WHICH MEANS DIGGY WILL JUST LOOK BAD iN THE MEDIA BECAUCE OF THIS.

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  24. hero

    this nigga diggy is riding off of his family and needs to re-evaluate his whole career. just the other day he was touring w/ all of those other teenagers on that kiddy ass tour and now he’s bad all of a sudden. J. Cole is boring af and has no fire at all, I mean none. Both of ‘em are just looking for a payday…

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @hero, no fire? You don’t like him, so you’ve probably never been to one of his shows, but trust, he burned that shit to flames. One of the better concerts that I’ve been to. Venue that holds around 300 to 400 people, but the energy was so high, you woulda thought it was a stadium or some shit. But to each his own, I guess.

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  25. Mentamir

    This is turning into a really cheap high school arguement. Cole better not respond. The diss was weak, his defense for both his sister and the diss are weak, I am done with this. Diggy can do just fine, but he can’t be this sensitive.

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  26. chicken

    I don’t understand how everyone’s attacking Diggy for standing up for his sister. You would probably do the same thing if you were in the same situation. Family is above everything.

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @chicken, you don’t take that shit to work, though. You handle it behind four walls.

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  27. S-KO

    A J. Cole Mixtape gets more play than Dig-Dig’s LP’s EP’s and Singles combined – this isnt a real topic – completely different levels – its like a Charles Hamilton diss track nobody cares (meaning the artists he TRIES to get at).

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @S-KO, you don’t take that shit to work, though. You handle it behind four walls.

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @S-KO, oops, my bad. My reply was directed for someone else. Clicked the wrong button.

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  28. mitcholos

    Is Diggy Gonna Diss The Hundred Other People Who Mention Her Name ?! I Mean- They ARE A Famous Family- Come On Now… And This Just So Happened To Leak Now ?! Album Drops This Week- Old Irrelevant Diss Drops Next Week ?!
    FoH

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  29. WednesdayAd

    1. No one would have known that it was Vanessa Simmons if it wasn’t for Diggy.

    2. Where did J Cole say “I’m talking about Vanessa Simmons”?

    3. I’m all for sticking up for family. But the way that Simmons family Jojo and Angela ESPECIALLY carry themselves in public…Diggy needs tougher skin in Hip Hop

    4. I do NOT support things being “leaked” around the time of an album. Can’t respect it.

    5. There’s a picture of J Cole and Diggy together, I’m just curious as to when it was made because Diggy felt some kind of way about his family, made a diss record, put it in his closet and took a picture???????????

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    Maza Reply:

    @WednesdayAd, well said…The best argument on here so far

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  30. tb

    whose on ya ipod?…..o ok

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  31. Tel

    this is just dumb, he drew unnecessary attention to himself and his family…

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  32. TheDreamer

    Who said the Vanessa in J. Cole’s song was Vanessa Simmons. He shouldn’t make assumptions. I hope J Cole doesn’t respond.

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  33. KillBill92

    Diggy sit your young ass down somewhere. How dare you run up on a GROWN man. DIGGY _/, Angela _/, Vanessa _/, Rev RUN _/, PASTRY SHOE_/, THAT FLOP SHOW _/, KIMORA AND RUSSEL _/, YOUR LIL BROTHA _/, YOUR UGLY BIG BROTHA _/. Now since all ya’ll comfy WATCH THE THRONE.

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  34. GabeWorks

    You got to listen to “Grew U Fast” by J. Cole…..diggy must be mad that he never even thought of being in a room with 2 dikes and F’ing with “Bitches with a few goal”

    Must be a Cole World!

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  35. breezy

    I think that Diggy did the right thing by sticking up for his sister. All of you have to admit that if someone was dissing your sister like that then you would be mad. And I also understand that maybe the song wasn’t about Vanessa but then again some of it sort of leaded to her. Some people would let it go and just be like whatever but he didn’t like that so he did something about it. And for all of you who say ‘oh I don’t believe in ‘leaked’ stuff’ just remember that they are celebrities and stuff gets out. Maybe it was a person close to them or something happened. I don’t think Diggy wanted any type of ‘ish to happen so he didn’t put it out. Obviously if he wanted to fix the problem he would’ve put it out AT THE MOMENT. No one knows what J. Cole’s song was really about so you can’t ‘lose respect’ for Diggy or J. Cole. I’m a fan of both of them but what Diggy did was maybe a little unnecessary but also it was just sticking up for his family. Family is family and over everything.

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  36. roszlynnn

    All of yall really need to chilllllllll.i luv diggy so much that any girl could ever imaginge like a whole lot of yall are just straight up haten and like my mom always said let yor haters be your motivatore.diggy. don’t listen to what nobody says.i will always luv u .and that’s no matter what.from roszlynn all luv from.: your biggest fan:)

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