WATCH: J. Cole Apologizes to Kendrick Lamar

In the wake of the heated rap feud ignited by “WE DON’T TRUST YOU,” featuring Kendrick Lamar‘s sharp diss, J. Cole found himself in the eye of the storm. Termed as a rap “Civil War” by fans, tensions peaked when Cole fired back with the surprise release of “Might Delete Later,” including the Lamar-targeted track, “7 Minute Drill.”

Amidst the online chatter and divided opinions, Cole took the stage at his Dreamville Festival to address the aftermath. Admitting to restless nights post-“7 Minute Drill,” Cole openly acknowledged a flaw in the project and announced his decision to remove the contentious track from all digital platforms.

Speaking candidly, Cole confessed, “I’m proud of that project except for one part… One part makes me feel like it’s the lamest sh*t I ever did.” He revealed grappling with inner conflict, torn between external pressures and his own moral compass.

Acknowledging his misstep, Cole admitted, “I moved in a way that disrupts my peace.” Despite attempting a friendly retaliation, he recognized the fault in his approach. In a moment of humility, Cole publicly praised Lamar’s talent and apologized for any offense caused.

Turning to the crowd, Cole expressed admiration for Lamar and reflected on his actions with regret. “Dreamville, y’all love Kendrick Lamar? As do I.” He acknowledged the similarity to past mistakes and extended genuine apologies to Lamar and his fans.