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J. Cole appears to respond to Kendrick Lamar's "Like That" diss on surprise new album, "Might Delete Later"

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J. Cole. (Shutterstock/Sterling Munksgard)

J. Cole has appeared to respond to Kendrick Lamar's "Like That" diss.

Kendrick dissed both Cole and Drake in a bombshell appearance on Future and Metro Boomin's new album, "We Don't Trust You," last month.

"Motherfuck the big three, it's just big me," Kendrick rapped on "Like That," referencing the fact that he, Drizzy, and Cole are often referred to as rap music's current "Big 3."

On Friday, Cole dropped a surprise new mixtape, "Might Delete Later," which includes an apparent reply to his "Forbidden Fruit" collaborator on its final track, "7 Minute Drill."

“I got a phone call, they say that somebody dissing / You want some attention, it come with extensions,” Cole raps, before he proceeds to pick apart Kendrick's discography.

“Your first shit was classic, your last shit was tragic / Your second shit put n****s to sleep but they gassed it / Your third shit was massive and that was your prime / I was trailing right behind and I just now hit mine," he raps.

Cole then speaks on how he's hesitant to further diss Kendrick because of their normally cordial relationship.

“Lord, don’t make me have to smoke this n**** ’cause I fuck with him / But push come to shove, on this mic, I will humble him," he says.

"Might Delete Later" is Cole's first new project since 2021's "The Off Season."

The mixtape features 12 tracks, including a number which Cole had teased in a vlog series of the same name he released throughout February and March.

Bas, Central Cee, Cam'ron, and Gucci Mane are among those to make guest appearances.

It currently remains unclear what the release of "Might Delete Later" means for Cole's eagerly anticipated seventh studio album, "The Fall Back," which in February he confirmed was nearly finished.


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