AceShowbiz - Noname is backtracking what was believed to be her clapback at J. Cole for shading her on his controversial song, "Snow on Tha Bluff". Three days after releasing her new single, "Song 33," the Chicago rapper expressed her regret for taking a jab at her fellow MC, but insisted to keep the song online for a specific reason.
Offering her apology through Twitter on Sunday, June 21, the 28-year-old first tweeted, "i've been thinking a lot about it and i am not proud of myself for responding with song 33. i tried to use it as a moment to draw attention back to the issues i care about but i didn't have to respond." She further admitted, "my ego got the best of me. i apologize for any further distraction this caused."
In a follow-up tweet, Noname then explained why the Madlib-produced single will remain online. "madlib killed that beat and i see there's a lot of people that resonate with the words so i'm leaving it up but i'll be donating my portion of the songs earnings to various mutual aid funds," she declared. "black radical unity."
The drama between Noname and Cole sprung up on June 16 after Cole released his song that seemingly criticized her for calling out her peers in the wake of George Floyd's tragic death at the hands of a white police officer in Minnesota. "She mad at the celebrities, low key I be thinkin' she talking bout me," parts of his lyrics read, "But s**t, it's something about the queen tone that's botherin' me."
Many were quick to criticize him for his song's lyrics, prompting him to explain, "I love and honor her as a leader in these times." He added, "She has done and is doing the reading and the listening and the learning on the path that she truly believes is the correct one for our people. Meanwhile a n***a like me just be rapping."
Noname herself dropped "Song 33" two days later. In her one-minute and nine-seconds track, she appeared to hit back by rapping, "He really bout to write about me/ When the world is in smokes?/ When it's people in trees?/ When George begging for his mother saying he couldn't breathe/ You thought to write about me?"