One day after rapper J.Cole apologizes for his autism line in “Jodeci Freestyle”, Drake steps up and also apologizes.
The lyric that stirred up the controversy has J.Cole calling out his critics, stating “Go check the numbers dummy, that’s just me gettin’ started/ I’m artistic, you niggas is autistic, retarded.”
Drake took to his blog and issued this apology:
“J.Cole wrote a beautiful and moving apology to individuals and families affected by autism who were understandably hurt by a verse in ‘Jodeci Freestyle’. I share responsibility and offer my sincerest apologies for the pain this has caused. Individuals with autism have brilliant and creative minds, and their gifts should not be disparaged or discounted,” said Drake in a blog post made yesterday (July 22). “This was a learning lesson for both of us, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to try to right this wrong. J. Cole and I believe that it is the right, responsible, and respectful decision to remove the lyric from the song.”
The song has now been edited to remove the offensive line.