J.Cole On Eminem: ‘If You Think I Dissed Eminem, Than I Know You Just Read The Headline’

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By: Shenequa Golding / December 12, 2014

J.Cole is well on his way to becoming one of hip-hop’s greatest. With the release of his third solo album 2014 Forest Hills Drive, The Dreamville quarterback stopped by Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez to discuss his latest LP and the controversy surrounding his single “Fire Squad.”

Cole is known for never giving the haters too much energy, but felt compelled to dispel the notion he tried to discredit or attack Eminem.

“People gotta know, Its silly how big of an Eminem fan I am,” Cole said. “When I had the song “Let Nas Down” and I had the raps hanging up on my wall, he wasn’t the only one. It was a very select, top notch people that I worshiped and Eminem was literally at the top of that list. My first song was literally an Eminem bite. If you thinking I’m dissing Eminem, than I know you just read the headline, or you’re listening to the song with the headline in mind.”

The Roc Nation artist–who is projected to sell well over 200,000 copies his first week–further proved his point by taking aim at those who tried to incite a potential rap feud.

“That headline that you saw, It’s not the truth. It’s a perspective that someone took and tried to give you the most enticing headline. Why? So they can make money, the 29-year-old artist said. “No disrespect, this whole system is not set up to bring truth. It’s not set up to bring the real news. The news isn’t set up to inform you. It’s set up to make money.

Listen to the rest of the interview and find out who Cole’s top five emcees are.