Roc Nation protégé J. Cole has no plans of taking shots or even name-dropping one-time music rival Diggy Simmons in the near future and addressed their short-lived dispute.
According to Cole, he never had any plans to go at Diggy despite the teenage rapper firing a couple diss records at his head.
“Why would I respond to that,” Cole questioned when asked why he fell back from dissing Diggy. “Nah, Diggy’s like, I respect Diggy for even doing that. Two diss songs in the can, I got a lot of respect for Diggy, he’s got heart. … Nah, it’s not on site. It was really kind of embarassing. … How we start the interview off with Diggy Simmons? … I’m glad I’m still here.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
Back in October, Diggy said had no idea Cole planned to dismantle their recent peace calling.
On the red carpet at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards, Diggy casually explained his side of the story. “As far as I go with it, I put out what I put out because of things that I was hearing him say,” he told MTV News. “And when I saw him after I put out the dis track he was like, ‘Yo, you know it’s all good. It’s love. We’re family,’ and then he came back [again]. I was shocked because my guard was down and we were cool,” Diggy added, explaining his reaction when Cole’s freestyle made the Internet rounds. “But then I was like cool, Cole really came back, and then I came back. There’s nothing more to it than that.” (MTV)
Simmons also placed the blame fully on Cole for forcing him to lash back.
“It’s wasn’t me, man. He came first,” Diggy said in an interview. “He came back. He saw me. … I saw him, we made [up], exactly, and then he came back. He kind of confused me, so, you know, when somebody comes at you. … [I won’t call him a b*tch], I don’t get into all that, man. I don’t get into the negativity. It’s all good.” (This Is 50)
Around mid-September, Diggs dropped his Cole-targeted “Fall Down” diss.
the new track “Fall Down,” which Diggy premiered on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club Monday (September 17), he dedicated a few lines to his feelings about Cole. “I guess I rattled you, snaggletooth/You know better/Thought J stood for Jermaine, not Jet Setter/You seen me and shook my hand, coppin’ pleas in person,” he spits, likely addressing reports that they squashed the beef in person. “Now you whack, less than a man, mention me in verses. Sneak disses and jabs, I don’t really see the benefit/But I guess you lame enough, probably keep you relevant.” The highlight of Cole’s retaliation was this line: “Picture me hating on a young ni— with talent…caked out on his allowance.” Now we wait to see if he honors this one with a response. (RapFix)
Some reports claimed the North Carolina-bred emcee allegedly struck first by performing a subliminal freestyle aimed at Simmons a week prior.
It’s not necessary to watch this full video. In short, J. Cole hops on stage during Kendrick Lamar’s set of the BET Music Matters tour stop in North Carolina and debuts a new verse that’s chock full o’ subliminals. “The game need balance Woke up this morning to the rumors of n*ggas wildin’ Picture me hatin’ on a young n*gga with talent Album flopped but it’s cool, he caked out on his allowance. (Smoking Section)
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