J. Cole Explains His Use Of The Word "Faggot" On "Villuminati"

J. Cole comments on the battle between Hip Hop and homophobia, hopes his "Villuminati" record sparks conversation on the issue.

With the topic of homophobia in Hip Hop an increasing point of conversation in the Hip Hop community, North Carolina rapper J. Cole unsurprisingly drew a tremendous amount of criticism after premiering his Born Sinner record “Villuminati.”

On the song, 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.”

The rapper finally broke down those particular lyrics while speaking with the Huffington Post and stated that he was attempting to playfully “attack” the issue of homophobia in Hip Hop on “Villuminati.”

“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,” Cole explained, according to HighBrowHipHop.com. “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.”

Other rappers who have addressed the issue of homophobia in Hip Hop include Kendrick Lamar, T.I., and Macklemore.

“Villuminati” serves as the introductory record on J. Cole’s Born Sinner album, which will be released on June 18.

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78 Comments

  • SCUDS

    He did this because he can. The Gay Black Community is mainly cowardly, and they look for ways to excuse Straight Black Homophobes. He used the word "joke" and "playfully." Oh, he is playing. He wants that Straight Homophobic support for his album.

  • Anonymous

    since when do rappers need to explain the use of the word faggot??

  • bevis n butt head

    uhuhuhuhuhuh

  • bevis n butt head

    uhuhuhuhu

  • gby8uyhoui

    uncle tom rapper j cole is a fagget

  • just a thought

    judging from these comments he doesn't seem to have sparked any positive debate among the "hip hop community". at best it was a misguided attempt at sparking an important discussion. at worst it was just a pointless offensive slur, which in reality it makes him a part of the problem he is supposedly trying to combat.

  • zxxx9

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pv7GZN_sPM

  • zxsss4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI-KjVLS6Uk

  • xx0009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcOR2UyzPzM

  • Anonymous

    "you want me to tone it down? suck my fucking dick you faggot, happy now?" - Em the good old days

  • bevis n butt head

    uhuhuhuhuuhu

  • Anonymous

    Yeah. Macklemore tackled the issue in a classy and extremely respectable way. J. Cole did it in an extremely offensive way. If anything, I'd say this "explanation" sounds like an excuse to try to cover his homophobic ass.

  • god damn fags

    Fucking faggots

  • zxsss4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7tvkpE00bo

  • zxsss4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W1tG-m4NSU

  • Anonymous

    people grew up calling each other faggots. when I say faggot I dont mean a homosexual exactly, I mean someone who is acting like a faggot. it is what it is

    • Anonymous

      why you mad faggot?..rap/hip hop music and culture wasn't meant for you're ears.

    • Anonymous

      people grew up calling each other niggers. when I say nigger I dont mean a black exactly, I mean someone who is acting like a nigger. it is what it is

  • Anonymous

    kinda like how J Cole is an overrated faggot

  • Anonymous

    bictch yo dady a faggot so what that make you.a super fag

  • j.cole is a homo

    this faggot make music for bitches. BITCHES!

  • Alvin G. Bays

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  • Anonymous

    J cole is WACK.

  • sha

    WTF is hip hop coming too... damn

  • Anonymous

    fuck queer rights (being a bum boy IS NOT NORMAL FACT) born sinner very disappointing

    • Anonymous

      why fuck a mans ass when u fuck a women lol gay faggots should be burnt alive

    • Anonymous

      Hassan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals a.k.a How I proved you're wrong. try bullshit me all you want- being a bum boy IS NOT NORMAL. Ask yourself this 1 simple question, if the majority of the entire world is straight, and the minority is gay. WHAT IS NORMAL??? BEING STRAIGHT U NUMPTY RETARD

    • Hassan

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexual_behavior_in_animals a.k.a How I proved you're wrong.

  • pat

    If you want to get fucked in the ass That's between you and whoever else's dick it is that last line makes a big difference in my opinion. so maybe they should use more complete quotes and not selections.

    • truth

      and after "just a little joke to show how homophobic you are" he says "and who could blame you" honestly, the whole part is weird and sounds like he is afraid to either make a point about homophobia or say he is homophobic.

    • SpeaksTheTruth

      Ya this article is very misleading and takes those lines out of context! The lines go: "If you want to get fucked in the ass/Thats between you and whoever elses dick it is, pause/Maybe that line was too far/Just a little joke to show how homophobic you are" The lines that follow up are directed at the hip-hop community to address the fact that this IS an incredibly homophobic community! Since Macklemore wrote "Same Love" all of a sudden everyone's a gay rights activist? Using shock value, the same things Eminem or Pac or Biggie or Lil Wayne or whoever were saying, and turning it on its head by making you question it. People are taking this out of context and making it seem like a big deal, this is a blip compared to some rappers and at least its conscious. At least he's making people think and question their values. I really don't understand the outrage.

  • hhdx faggots

    hhdx writers are a bunch of reporting faggots

  • SILLY FAGGOT DICKS R FA CHICKZ

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  • SILLY FAGGOT DICKS R FA CHICKZ

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  • SILLY FAGGOT DICKS R FA CHICKZ

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  • SILLY FAGGOT DICKS R FA CHICKZ

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  • SILLY FAGGOT DICKS R FA CHICKZ

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  • Bobyahed2dis

    It has come to my attention that Jay-Z likes sticking a cucumber up J. Coles booty hole. That is the reason why he sounds like a whiny bitch on every track!!

  • SILLY FAGGOT DICKS R FA CHICKZ

    check out soundclick artist D I R T Y__J E R M fa that real gangster rap...you faggots keep voting fa ya rights n askin people ta be nice.....real geez do as they pleaze>>>>>D I R T Y J E R M has all ur hip hop needs..

  • SILLY FAGGOT DICKS R FA CHICKZ

    check out soundclick artist D I R T Y__J E R M fa that real gangster rap...you faggots keep voting fa ya rights n askin people ta be nice...real geez do as they pleaze>>>>>D I R T Y J E R M has all ur hip hop needs!!!!

  • SILLY FAGGOT DICKS R FA CHICKZ

    check out soundclick artist >>>>>D I R T Y__J E R M fa that real gangster rap...you faggots keep voting fa ya rights n askin people ta be nice...real geez do as they pleaze>>>>>D I R T Y J E R M has all ur hip hop needs..

  • SILLY FAGGOT DICKS R FA CHICKZ

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  • WHAT??!?!?

    I think J.Cole may be gay guys

  • Stanley

    Am I the only person that is insulted that HipHopDX didn't censor the word F***? I mean come on!!! And J. Cole's explanation is weak, He knew he wanted to piss off gay people, he did that on purpose. And it cost him atleast 1 fan, I will never buy his music again

  • Anonymous

    Gay niggas, straight niggas who needs em?

  • The Death of So Icy Boi!

    this world sucks! everybody should explain everything... huh? fuck that shit. just let everybody do or say anything they want to... on the other hand. I like a girl so much, but I'm not patient enough to let her feelings express... what to do guys?

  • Paulo

    Villuminati is easily the best song Cole's ever done

    • Anonymous

      Villuminati is one of my 3 favorite tracks on the album... But I think that's a testament to a great album: When everyone has different favorites and it is hard to choose. For Me: Rich Niggaz, Chaining Day, Let Nas Down, Aint that some Shit, Runaway, Mo Money, Power Trip, and Trouble are my favorites

  • RC

    Hip-Hop never has nor will it ever be for the faint of heart, if you wanna hang better have some thick skin, if you can't come to terms with that then get the fuck out of the culture. Don't like what you hear then don't bump it, simple as that

  • SpeaksTheTruth

    Danielle Harling, I dunno if you read these comments but you are being very misleading and taking those lines out of context! The lines go: "If you want to get fucked in the ass/Thats between you and whoever elses dick it is, pause/Maybe that line was too far/Just a little joke to show how homophobic you are" The lines that follow up are directed at the hip-hop community to address the fact that this IS an incredibly homophobic community! Since Macklemore wrote "Same Love" all of a sudden everyone's a gay rights activist? Using shock value, the same things Eminem or Pac or Biggie or Lil Wayne or whoever were saying, and turning it on its head by making you question it. People are taking this out of context and making it seem like a big deal, this is a blip compared to some rappers and at least its conscious. At least he's making people think and question their values. I really don't understand the outrage.

    • Dylan Dudicle

      I was about to say, My verbal AK slay faggots/ And I dont mean no disrespect whenever I say faggot, OK, faggot/ Dont be so sensitive/ If you want to get fucked in the ass. They cut it off mid-sentence, totally missing the entire point of what he was saying and putting Cole in a bad light. I swear, I only check this site to laugh at the horrendous writing.

  • Anonymous

    gay industry is pushing this filthy shit to us

  • Anonymous

    there's way too much political correctness in society today, grow a layer of skin and man the fuck up

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  • Anonymous

    People get so sensitive nowadays even wit movies. People watch a movie and instantly get offended if they hear fuck or shit.

  • Anonymous

    since when do rappers need to explain the use of the word faggot?

  • Anonymous

    its just that gay men have been stereotyped as always being faggots

  • Anonymous

    i dunno, a faggot is more of a arrogant cornball bitch than a gay man.

  • wstr

    total cop-out. doesn't sound like "bringing light to it," just regular use of it without any deep meaning.

  • HHp

    Don't see the problem with the word faggot And I don't have problems with faggots either I just don't want to see that sh*t, or be around it That's my choice Also, people calling a fag a fag doesn't bother me either Green is green, high ain't low, so a fag is a fag. Simple as that

    • THIZ SHIT CRAZY

      To all my gay folks out there don't get so butt hurt by j.cole saying FAGGOT i mean come on now y'all want to jump on j.Cole's back for using the word faggot and Y'ALL at like it's a end of the world crisis but when eminem uses it and trust me he does go listen to his recovery album he uses faggot throughout the whole record but y'all did say or do SHIT so if y'all gay folks going to come at j.cole like that for saying what he said then u need to come at every new rapper out for saying the same thing it just is stupid of yall to come at just one person when just about everyone is doing the same shit i have nothing against gay people hey u practice what u preach but when a rapper says something like this and it offends u and turn it into major media issue DON'T BE HALF ASSED ABOUT IT BY TAKING SHOTS AT JUST ONE RAPPER GET AT ALL THESE RAPPERS SHIT IVE HEARD TYLER THE CREATOR SAY FAGGOT, I'VE HEARD THE GAME SAY IT, I'VE HEARD 50 CENT SAY IT, SHIT Y'ALL I'VE HEARD CHRIS BROWN SAY IT AND HE AINT REALLY A RAPPER MAYBE Y'ALL SHOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION TO CHRIS BROWN CAUSE HE'S ACTUALLY BEAT UP A GAY PERSON A GAY MUSIC ARTIST TO BE EXACT DOES FRANK OCEAN RING A BELL TO Y'ALL YEAH SO YALL GAY FOLKS GOT ALOT OF MUSIC ARTIST TO GET AT NOT JUST ONE Y'ALL NEED TO BE PROTESTING AT EVERY RAPPER THAT USES FAGGOT IF NOT DON'T EVEN WASTE YOUR BREATHS SAVE IT FOR MEN THAT STICK THEIR DICKS IN YOUR MOUTHS that what ima do if u call me a faggot for being gay ima just tell u to TALK TO THE HAND CAUSE THE FACE AINT TRYIN TO HEAR IT THEN IMA FIND ANOTHER GAY DUDE TELL HIM TO SUCK MY DICK WHILE U CONTINUE HATING WIT YOUR NAME CALLIN

    • fuck you

      shut up fag

  • Stop trying to sound smart when you're a dumbass

    This dude and Kendrick are always trying to make it appear that they're smarter then they actually are. There is no explanation or complex reasoning behind using that word. He just said it because that's the way he talks...He has a very limited vocabulary compared to most of the other rappers and cures a lot because he has nothing to say, half of the time. There's no deeper explanation then that.

    • fuck you

      i think he is just trying to defend himself after everyone was making a big deal out of him saying faggot. he should just tell them that he can say whatever the fuck he wants to say. no one give eminem any shit for saying faggot anymore because thats what he did

    • WC17

      you ever been to post-secondary school homie? did you even grad high school? caue cole tore through that shit..he's far from a dummy, i won't say listen closer or anything cause its pretty basic but its smart shit , you don't appreciate it then don't listen to it lol cause i'm lovin the album regardless how deep this line is haha

    • Violator

      Nailed it. If you really listening he ain't really saying anything. If he really wanted to spark a debate he'd have dedicated more bars about it.

    • Anonymous

      What level of education do you have??

    • Stop trying to sound smart when you're a dumbass

      *Curses

  • bevis n butt head

    uhuhuhuhhuh

  • Anonymous

    Man, he gonna end up catching heat from the pink mafia lol. Checkout thegrandreport, they have some good entertainment new on there as well

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