Veteran New York emcee Canibus was the talk of the Internet Hip Hop community when the former Universal Records phenom dissed Roc Nation artist J. Cole in a song (“J. Clone” ) and Facebook post. The comments reportedly stemmed from Cole’s onetime crediting of the HRSMN/Undergods emcee without furthering those tokens of support.
In a video released later yesterday, December 11, Canibus retracted those statements in a self-recorded video blog. “I’ve seen thousands and thousands of comments of [‘J. Cole’], and all the negativity it’s stirring up. After 48 hours of it, I feel confident enough to say that it’s unanimous. Hip Hop has spoken up loud and clear, it’s a ‘cole world’ right now, and you’re reignin’ champ, J. I take full responsibility for my actions and I apologize for steppin’ over the line. It comes off as tacky, unsophisticated, and it’s just not G. I love Hip Hop too much to further justify my selfish behavior.”
J. Cole has yet to speak on the matter. HipHopDX will keep you updated.
The full video, which is edited with repeats, is here: