J. Cole Comments On His Use Of Word "Faggot" In "Villuminati"

J. Cole Comments On His Use Of Word "Faggot" In "Villuminati"

J. Cole explains using the word "faggot" in his song "Villuminati."

J. Cole is usually quite conscious and aware of current socio-political issues on his tracks. He's not usually one to swear excessively or use slurs in his music. Thus fans may have been caught offguard when the Cole World rapper used the word "faggot" in a track off his new album, Born Sinner.

Although Born Sinner has yet to officially drop, a stream was made available (plus, the album leaked), so people have definitely had the chance to give the LP a listen or two. J. Cole already explained "Let Nas Down" in-depth, and in an new interview with HuffingtonPost, the rapper explains "Villuminati," and using the f-word.

On "Villuminati," 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."

Cole broke down those lyrics, explaining that he was trying to playfully attack the homophobia that saturates hip-hop.

"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. 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."

Check out more lyrics on Born Sinner over at GotBars.Com

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