J. Cole has shared his 90-minute conversation with Angie Martinez, in which he tackles a slew of important subjects, including his recent conversation with Kanye West.
The pair sat down at Salaam Remi’s studio in Miami, ahead of Cole’s performance at Rolling Loud Festival this past weekend (May 12). In the interview, Cole talks about the theme behind his recent KOD album, his social media addiction and his alter ego kiLL edward.
One of the highlights of the conversation comes when Martinez mentions Kanye believing Cole was dissing him on his 2016 record “False Prophets.” If you recall, Kanye tweeted a screenshot while he was on the phone with the “1985” rapper, but Cole believes Ye’s antics were insincere.
“Nah, he called me, but I would’ve never posted that or tell him to post that,” he says. “That made me feel a certain type of way. I told him that. He apologized, for the record. I told him that it felt like you just used my name in that very quick conversation for social media and to keep your thing going or whatever you were doing. It felt like it wasn’t sincere because of that.”
“It’s touchy because I don’t like talking about other people,” he admits. “If this is me and you on a microphone, I’m gonna keep it 100 with you. I’ma go in on the whole situation, but I feel hesitant to go in for the public. So I’ll tread lightly if possible, but the only reason I’d feel comfortable taking it any distance is because I didn’t even ask…you put that out there. When he called me he said, ‘I need you to hold me accountable. Keep me in check. Say whatever you gotta say. I need that. I feed off that.'”
Watch the full interview above.