Drake’s Autism apology was not a “cop-out”, says the rapper.
Every once in a while you hear a rapper say something extremely controversial, and either they apologize for it, like Drake did, or they stand behind it and become notorious, like older rappers such as Ice Cube. Of course, that was before Ice Cube lost his “bad boy” persona over doing too many Christmas comedy movies. In the end, rappers always seem to thrive on the controversy. Snoop Doggy Dogg (now Snoop Lion) made a career out of it, as does Kanye West, who Drake calls his favorite rapper, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.
The song Jodeci Freestyle ended up offending many after J. Cole’s unkind reference to Autism, and both J. Cole and Drake have been compelled to apologize for the offending lyrics. Drake’s Autism apology warranted the following statement in an interview with MTV:
“I think we’re just both genuinely good guys. I don’t want anybody to be offended, and [J. Cole] is the nicest guy in the world, so I’m sure it was the worst day ever for him, as far as being attacked by people. It’s a shame that he got attacked like that because he’s such a great guy and that’s why I chose to step in and say sorry as well because I felt like – I’m not gonna let him sink by himself, … It was my song and at the end of the day, I think everybody knows me and [J. Cole] are both young guys that stand for something positive.”
Amanda Bynes references aside, Drake is still trying to keep things on the up-and-up. However, some fans have tried to accuse him of “copping out” over his apology. Drake would like to assure his fans that the autism apology was no such thing. It was genuine.
Every rapper rides the fine line between responsibility and the rebellious nature of their music, and Drake wants his fans to know that he’s one of the good guys.
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