During his 2016 The Meadows Music and Arts Festival show Saturday (October 1) night, Cole sparked headlines after breaking news about his future performances.
The rapper ran through a slew of hits hyping the thousands of fans into a frenzy. But during one moment of down time before the finale, Cole revealed the news that his days on the road are coming to a cease, at least for a while. “Before I get out of here, listen. This is my last show for a very long time,” he told the crowd who were clearly upset by the news. (XXL Mag)
Recent reports speculated Cole may have hinted at retirement on a DJ Khaled song.
The 31-year-old, who featured on ‘Jermaine’s Interlude’ on Khaled’s new ‘Major Key’ album, had some worrying news for Cole fans around the world. On the mellow song, he raps: “N***as is out here dying / From police that flash the siren and pull up and just start firing. “N***as murkin’ each other, in murky water I try and swim / How the f*ck do I look when I brag to you about some diamond? / Said all I could say, now I play with thoughts of retirement.” (Capital Xtra)
Last month, Cole showed off his support for NFL star Colin Kaepernick amid his publicized national anthem protesting.