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J. Cole is reportedly removing his Kendrick Lamar diss "7 Minute Drill" from streaming platforms

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J. Cole is deleting his Kendrick Lamar diss "7 Minute Drill" from streaming platforms, according to multiple sources including the BBC and The Source,

During his performance at Dreamville Fest on Sunday, Cole addressed the diss, calling it the "lamest shit" he's ever released.

On "7 Minute Drill," which was released on Friday, Cole picked apart Kendrick's discography, rapping: “Your first shit was classic, your last shit was tragic."

The track was a response to Kendrick's track with Future and Metro Boomin, "Like That," on which he dissed both Cole and Drake.

"I ain't gonna lie to y'all the past two days felt terrible," Cole told the crowd at the festival in Raleigh, North Carolina, adding that he felt pressured to release a response to Kendrick because the "world wanna see blood."

"I felt conflicted ’cause I’m like, I don’t even feel no way," he said.

Cole went on to describe Kendrick as "one of the greatest motherfuckers to ever touch a fuckin’ microphone" and said he would take any response the "DNA" rapper offers up "on the chin."

According to multiple sources, Cole also promised he would be removing "7 Minute Drill" from streaming platforms.

"That was the lamest, goofiest shit," he said.

While Cole's speech has been met with a mixed response online, one man who will certainly be happy with his apology is Murs.

Shortly after Kendrick had dropped "Like That," the "God's Work" rapper took to Instagram to call for peace.

"I don't know why our art has to be this way," the 46-year-old said.

Murs went to share his fears that the feud could escalate the same way other rap beefs have in the past.

He referenced both 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G., who were locked in a high-profile and violent beef before they were murdered in 1996 and 1997 respectively.

“I don’t think it will go there, I don’t know it will go there, but I just want people thinking about it," he said. "Why is it, when young black men are going at each other, it’s entertainment; and when everyone else starts talking violence, it’s not?"


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