Rap newcomer Diggy Simmons is not apologizing for going at J. Cole on a recent diss record and said the Roc Nation protégé is actually at fault for re-sparking their feud.
According to Simmons, he simply responded to remarks shot his way courtesy of Cole.
“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, Simmons dropped his Cole-targeted “Fall Down” diss.
On 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 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)
Back in late May, Cole killed the idea of having a real gripe with the teen.
“There’s nothing going on. I’m not even thinking about it,” Cole said in an interview with DJ Drama. “What am I gonna go beat Diggy up? It’s not gonna happen. It’s Diggy Simmons, just remember this. He’s good, he’s talented, but he’s a kid. I was really surprised when people were making that an issue. That’s not the type of beef you want to be involved in.” (Drama Like The DJ)
Check out Diggy Simmons’ interview below: