G.O.O.D. Music’s Kanye West might not have bit his tongue after all. New buzz has developed about Yeezy firing back at bars shot his way from Roc Nation’s J. Cole on his “False Prophets” record.
A newly leaked snippet from last year’s “What Would Meek Do” Pusha-T record features Ye name-dropping Cole and referencing him.
A snippet of an alternate version of Pusha T and Kanye West’s song ‘What Would Meek Do’ has surfaced where Kanye is addressing J. Cole. The song in question lived on Pusha T’s critically acclaimed album Daytona last year but the new lyric here did not make the cut. “You heard Cole on that song, he was tryna hate,” Kanye raps on the track before the brief snippet ends. (Hip Hop N More)
Despite the perception, Cole has previously denied penning “False Prophets” with Kanye as his primary target.
“When I’m writing ‘False Prophets,’ which that song wasn’t about [Kanye]. There’s one verse that applies to him for sure, but if you listen to that song, that song is about what this sh*t is exposing. What I gotta check myself about. And I check myself on that song as well – we’re worshipping celebrities – these are our heroes.” (“The Angie Martinez Show”)
On Cole’s 2016 anthem, he appears to go directly at Ye with a reference to people picking on him.
The 2016 Cole single famously included an extended passage about West, though he’s never directly named in the lyrics. In one line, Cole speaks of someone “cryin’ out for help while the world’s eggin’ him on.” (Complex)