J. Cole Explains His Use Of The Word "Faggot" On "Villuminati"

posted | 78 comments

J. Cole Explains His Use Of The Word "Faggot" On "Villuminati"

J. Cole comments on the battle between Hip Hop and homophobia, hopes his "Villuminati" record sparks conversation on the issue.

With the topic of homophobia in Hip Hop an increasing point of conversation in the Hip Hop community, North Carolina rapper J. Cole unsurprisingly drew a tremendous amount of criticism after premiering his Born Sinner record “Villuminati.”

On the song, Cole raps, “My verbal AK slay faggots/ And I don’t mean no disrespect whenever I say ‘faggot,’ OK, faggot/ Don’t be so sensitive/ If you want to get fucked in the ass.”

The rapper finally broke down those particular lyrics while speaking with the Huffington Post and stated that he was attempting to playfully “attack” the issue of homophobia in Hip Hop on “Villuminati.”

“There will soon come a day when people in general, and rap artists specifically, are going to have to answer for their past usage of the word ‘faggot,’ much like the Grandfathers who are ashamed that they used the word ‘nigger’ as kids,” Cole explained, according to HighBrowHipHop.com. “At a time when public acceptance of gay rights is soaring (rightfully), hip-hop culture and general are still battling with homophobia (not excluding myself). Rather than run from it I chose to attack it playfully. Those lyrics are meant to make everyone uncomfortable for the sake of this very conversation.”

Other rappers who have addressed the issue of homophobia in Hip Hop include Kendrick Lamar, T.I., and Macklemore.

“Villuminati” serves as the introductory record on J. Cole’s Born Sinner album, which will be released on June 18.

RELATED: Born Sinner: Predictions On J. Cole's Sophomore Album

Share This

Add New Comment

In reply to:

{{inReply.author.name}} :

{{inReply.content}}

Cancel Reply
  • * required field