Drake Decides To Remove Offensive Autism Lyric From “Jodeci Freestyle”
It looks like J. Cole’s apology for his offensive autism lyric prompted Drake to do the same. The Canadian rapper took to his website to also apologize for the lyric in his song “Jodeci Freestyle.”
“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,” the rapper wrote.
“Individuals with autism have brilliant and creative minds, and their gifts should not be disparaged or discounted. 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 26-year-old further noted.
On Monday, J. Cole took to his blog to apologize for his hurtful words. “To anyone suffering from Autism, either mildly or severely, I am sorry. I’m bound to make mistakes in my life, but in my heart I just want to spread Love,” the 28-year-old wrote.