J. Cole Performs ‘Power Trip’ on ‘The View’

J. Cole

J. Cole introduced his music to a new audience on ABC’s “The View.” Instead of college kids and hip-hop heads, he performed his platinum single “Power Trip” before an audience of housewives and stay-at-home moms on Tuesday’s show. Afterwards, he discussed topping Kanye on the charts.

“I’m a huge Kanye West fan, so I moved my date to come out on the same day as him just to be competitive about it, so it felt good,” said Cole, whose album Born Sinner is currently No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

He also explained why he felt the need to apologize for his offensive lyric about autism on “Jodeci Freestyle.”

“As rappers, sometimes we try to play with words and be so clever and we take pride, but in this particular instance, it wasn’t clever, it was actually offensive,” said Cole. “The more I educated myself, the more embarrassed I got about it.”

Host Sherri Shepherd, who has a special needs child, told him how much she appreciated his sincerity.

Cole’s mother was especially excited for his appearance. “Doing ‘The View’. Momma just told me she ‘got the whole hood watching.’ hahahaaaaa,” he tweeted.



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11 Comments

  1. Fly90

    That’s a good look for him to be on the view

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    divinebrown Reply:

    so proud of him! been rocking with him since the first mixtape. crooked smile prolly woulda suited that audience better, but WHOOO I love my j cole to death!!

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  2. Speechless

    watch his album sales go up next week cuz soccer moms love him now lol.

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    Frankie Reply:

    @Speechless, DEAD!!

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    x Reply:

    @Speechless, ah ah ah thats not false, hey they MADE Oprah

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    Grace Reply:

    @Speechless, Everybody in the audience actually got copies of the cd lol

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  3. Cole World

    He was nervous. He’s crossing over!

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  4. Victoria

    Quite possibly the weirdest audience he’s ever performed before … not to mention the most rhythmically challenged.

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    x Reply:

    @Victoria, lolllll @ rythmically challenged. u not right

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  5. JHP

    Lol at Cole performing on The View, I guess Ellen’s next up then haha. On the real though, I want to see Cole start crossing over. I know it’s a stretch, but I think if his sound keeps evolving, he could potentially get up to that Jay-Z/Kanye level of stardom one day, or at least close to it.

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