J. Cole recently released a freestyle over Drake’s Pipe Down beat where he name drops both Drake and Kendrick Lamar as regards to his status in hip hop.
“Some people say that I’m running third, they threw the bronze at me, behind Drake and Dot yeah those n-ggas are superstars to me.”
During the opening night of his The Off-Season Tour in Miami Friday (September 24), the Fayetteville rapper invited Drizzy and Future on stage with him for a performance of their No. 1 hit “Way 2 Sexy.” Afterwards, Drake used the opportunity to address Jermaine’s ‘Bronze’ line on Heaven’s EP.
“I gotta say this ‘cause I don’t always wanna have a heartfelt moment when we’re on stage together,” Drake said around the 3:30-mark of the clip below. “You know, you did that ‘Pipe Down’ freestyle the other day. You was sayin’ in the freestyle that they gave you the bronze or whatever, me and Kendrick [Lamar]…I just want you to understand something. You are genuinely, without a doubt, one of the greatest rappers to ever touch a mic.”
“I just want to let you know, there’s way too many people in the world that think and know that Cole is in the top position,” “I love you with all my heart, you’re my brother, one of my favorite artists. Always appreciate you having me out here.”
Cole was appreciative of the love and embraced Drake after his speech.
Watch the moment below.