Some fans of Soulja Boy are confused by his response to J. Cole during a recent appearance on Lil Yachty’s A Safe Place podcast.
Cole discussed some of the songs he had previously enjoyed stating that he wasn’t originally a fan of Soulja Boy and went on by saying that he eventually came to value his (Soulja Boy’s) contributions to the genre.
“I was like, ‘Bruh, you a hater,'” he recalled thinking to himself. “You know you like this sh*t, actually… What you’d be better off doing is looking at a Soulja Boy, or you need to look at such and such, whoever was out at that time… You’d be better off realizing that these dudes are talented, and they understand something that you don’t understand,” he then explained.
After catching glimpses of the viral video, Soulja Boy took to X to respond to J. Cole in a bewildering way. It appears that he was offended by what Cole said. It’s unclear if Soulja Boy didn’t see the entire video, misunderstood what J. Cole said, or simply didn’t want to be brought up at all. It makes sense that fans are perplexed by his response given that J. Cole appeared to be courteous and even complimentary in his remarks.
He started his rant with, “Aye, bruh, don’t speak on me, @JColeNC,” he wrote earlier today. “I’m not Lil Pump, Drake, or any of these rappers. On God.”
But this isn’t the first time Soulja Boy has taken offense when someone has mentioned him. He came out against Chinese Kitty last month, following her accusation that she was “forced” to listen to his music because her son is a fan.
Expressing his anger on X, Soulja Boy wrote, “Why the f*ck are you on your Instagram Story talkin’ about you being forced to listen to ‘Crank That?’ Ain’t nobody gotta force you to listen to sh*t. You got me f*cked up.”
However, amid the online unrest, Nicki Minaj seemed to be the much-needed calmant. Almost an hour after Soulja Boy’s most recent volatile tweet directed at J. Cole, the She Make It Clap crooner informed fans that he had a conversation with Nicki Minaj, who assisted him in calming down.
“Nicki just told me I took what he said wrong. And he was showing love. So I’m going to let it go. My bad y’all, I thought the dude was hating on me.”
Soulja Boy then sent another tweet directed at Cole and said, “My bad dawg. J. Cole, sorry for the confusion. Keep doing your sh*t. We are from two different worlds. I stand on what I stand on. It’s hard coming from where I did, man. I dealt with a lot of hate my whole career, so it was just messed up for you to think it would come from you.”