J Cole opens up about his powerful encounter.
Fans of J Cole have probably checked for his 4 Your Eyez Only documentary, in which Cole kicked discourse with strangers, collecting a vast array of stories in the process. Many have been speaking about the doc's powerful final scene, in which Cole approaches an older woman en route to her third job. If you haven't seen it, the woman tells Cole about a few personal tragedies, and the rapper appears inspired by her resolve and positivity. Overall, it's a powerful scene, even for those who aren't into the spiritual vibe.
Cole recently sat down at Southern University in Baton Rouge to discuss the film, and it appears his encounter with the woman has touched him on a personal level. Upon hearing of her son's accidental death, Cole told the students his reaction:
"That's already a tragedy I can't relate to, and I'm looking at this lady, she strong, she beautiful, she glowing. Her spirit is bright, and she went through a tragedy like that? Okay, that's amazing, first of all...She just said, "I feel like God sent me here for a purpose, everything happens for a reason, all I can do is move forward." She just hit me with God right off the bat, and all of that to say God ended up putting me right here [Southern University], I didn't know I was coming here today...I look at that as a blessing, and therefore I look at ya'll as a blessing."