Drake Apologizes for J. Cole’s Autism Lyric

J. Cole and Drake

J. Cole apologized for his offensive lyric about autism, and now Drake is following suit. The Young Money rapper has also issued a sincere apology for the “pain” caused by the lyric, which appeared on Drake’s song “Jodeci Freestyle.”

In a letter posted on his blog October’s Very Own, Drake accepted responsibility. “I share responsibility and offer my sincerest apologies for the pain this has caused,” he said. “Individuals with autism have brilliant and creative minds, and their gifts should not be disparaged or discounted.”

He considers it a learning lesson for both rappers and has decided to remove the offensive lyric from the song.

Read Drizzy’s apology below.

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.



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25 Comments

  1. Sandy

    Oh, so Drake wrote the lyric. I see.

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    Mr Nice Watch Reply:

    @Sandy, where do you get that out this?

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    x Reply:

    @Sandy, that comment was deprived of intelligence

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  2. Yeezus Christ

    retard retard retard

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  3. sdgf

    didnt drake always say he was 6 foot 2? unless coal is 6 7 that’s impossible lol

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    Phil Reply:

    @sdgf, Cole is like 6’4 or 6’5

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    randy Reply:

    @Phil, he’s 6 3

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    Tbear816 Reply:

    @sdgf, i think drake only 6’0-6’1

    Cole is 6’3″

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  4. Mohamed

    Enough bitching will make people say and do anything. So disgusting. Get a backbone guys … fuck them!!

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  5. Cheese

    They’re only sorry when they get a reaction.

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    Hector Reply:

    @Cheese, It’s nothing to be sorry about, really.

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    ♪►Muzzac◄♪ Reply:

    @Hector, Um…It’s definitely something to be sorry about, you just don’t say that kind of shit! I understand it’s rap and you can say a lot of stuff, but some things a lot of rappers say cross the line. autism is nothing to joke and play around about, and if you can’t see that & think it’s okay for them to talk about then you obviously have a problem.

    But it’s whatever I feel they know what they did and said and they are sorry for saying it.

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  9. Reggie RayBandz

    At least both Rappers man up and accepted their right from Wrong #YMCMB

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  10. Jacob Salsa

    I still think that they shouldn’t have apologized
    Rap is a freedom of speech so what if he says retard or “fa**ot
    People are so damn sensitive

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    Rachel Reply:

    I think they should apologies because I have been indenial about my son being autistic until last Monday he was admitted and diagnosis with autism and ADHD! That is rude and very disrespectful! If u was retarded or had any kind of disability u will be upset too! So shut the fuck up bitches with thst dumb ass shit about freedom of speech! if dont have any one like that then u wouldnt know! it’s ok to say retard or something but actually calling out a disability is a fucking problem!!

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  11. Liam

    This is a non-story. Yawn. Whatever happened to freedom of speech, no matter how ‘offended’ someone is? Get over it.

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    randy Reply:

    @Liam, wait so that means people shouldnt apologize for offending someone unprovoked? Who raised you?

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    MJ Reply:

    @randy, Exactly! No manners, no heart, no moral values, no home training. It’s a shame.

    Drake and J Cole knew exactly what they were saying in their lyrics and for me personally, I don’t buy the apology. They know better and only apologized because they got called out. Neither was born yesterday.

    People need to wake up!

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  13. x

    IF ONLY ALL RAPPERS WERE THAT RESPONSIBLE. IM REALLY IMPRESSED BY HOW J. COLE AND DRAKE HAVE HANDLED THIS.

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  14. Y ask Y

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  15. truth(HUN-TAE nicki re up FLOOOOOPED LIKE HELL..u mad? BRWAAAHAHAHAHLOLOLOL chile)

    man Drake be giving up HELLA ass!! YOU GO GOWRL!!!

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