Why Did Canibus Diss J. Cole and Then Apologize 48hrs Later?

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Vibe / December 12, 2011

We’re just as confused as you as to why veteran rapper Canibus really felt the need to slander J. Cole. The young god has done nothing but show love and respect to the rapper. In case you didn’t get catch wind of this sad display over the weekend, catch up with the remnants of a diss song gone wrong.

Listen: Canibus “J. Clone”

Canibus included this statement with his diss song: “Currently, new artists such as J Cole have continuously mentioned me as their favorite artist, shouted me out in articles, magazine/online interviews, and even gone as far as starting off show sets by playing some of my earlier material to warm up the audience and give off the impression that he is real hip hop and loves real lyricism. Cole might say he does this to pay homage, but in reality, by him playing my older material owned by my former label dating back to 1998, subsequently overlooking my current works and contributions which directly benefit me now, he is treating me less like an artist that has, and continues to contribute, influence, and inspire an even younger generation of MC’s coming up, and more like an artist that has physically passed on already(i.e. Tupac, B.I.G., Big L, Heavy D, Eyeda): you get the point I’m trying to make. I can’t help but to think that he is not nearly as sincere or genuine as he would like real hip hop heads to think he is because he speaks about me like I am dead. What he is doing is underhanded and disingenuous and whether it is his idea or not, I don’t agree with his tactic and I have something to say about it.”