Last week, Noname and J. Cole squared off over the issues of accountability during the recent deaths of African Americans at the hands of police brutality.  However after launching her track “Song 33,” Noname went on Twitter to apologize for engaging in a battle of the words with Cole. 

Noname tweeted, “i’ve been thinking a lot about it and i am not proud of myself for responding with song 33. i tried to use it as a moment to draw attention back to the issues i care about but i didn’t have to respond. my ego got the best of me. i apologize for any further distraction this caused.”  

The disagreement between Cole and Noname occurred when Noname called out high profiled rappers for not being vocal during the protests for George Floyd.  Cole then released his controversial track “Snow on Tha Bluff” saying he had no ill feelings towards Noname.  However Noname rebutted with “Song 33,” questioning Cole’s decision to speak on her tweet, rather than the larger issues at hand.

Noname Apologizes for Releasing “Song 33” In Criticism of J. Cole


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