Bun B On J. Cole & Noname Drama: "We Don't Need To Choose Sides Right Now"
When it comes to the J. Cole x Noname clash, Bun B believes that this is just not the right time to be creating division. Last week, Cole dropped a new song out of nowhere titled "Snow On The Bluff." On the new track, he raps about a "young lady out there" who's "way smarter than me" but whose tone has been bothering him ever since he thought she'd called him out. Many believed he was referring to Noname, and although he didn't explicitly state it, Cole did take to Twitter to stand by the song and encourage his fans to follow Noname because she's educated on certain topics that he's not.
Noname addressed the situation in a song of her own titled "Song 33," on which she questioned why Cole was so focused on her when there are so many more important things to be concerned about. Both songs garnered a ton of attention and responses from fellow rappers like Chance the Rapper and Earl Sweatshirt. On Friday (June 19th), Bun B decided to offer up his two cents on the whole ordeal.
“I’ve known J. Cole for many years now," the UGK rapper wrote on Instagram, "I’ve been a fan of Noname since ‘Lost.' I think both of their voices are extremely vital. While I understand the very human need to defend yourself and your position, I don’t want us to divert our attentions from what’s at the core of our cultural conversation right now. If we have issues with someone or need clarity on something, let’s try to have that conversation behind closed doors. We don’t need to choose sides right now. Because we are all in this together.”
After Noname put out "Song 33," J. Cole shared the track on Twitter, although it was unclear whether this was his way of extending an olive branch or just to show support.
What do you think about Bun B's perspective on the matter?