Drake And J. Cole Apologise For Autism Lyric
"This was a learning lesson for both of us" says Drake…
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 20:24
J. Cole was quick to apologise for the lyrics in Jodeci Freestyle, a song which had caused outrage and resulted in the Anti-Bullying Alliance launching a petition against him.
This week he wrote on his DreamVillain blog: "To the parents who are fighting through the frustrations that must come with raising a child with severe autism, finding strength and patience that they never knew they had; to the college student with Asperger's syndrome; to all those overcoming autism."
"You deserve medals, not disrespect. I hope you accept my sincere apology."
Drake has since posted a similar apology on his own blog, which reads:
"J.Cole wrote a beautiful and moving apology to individuals and families affected by autism who were understandably hurt by a verse in 'Jodeci Freestyle.' I share responsibility and offer my sincerest apologies for the pain this has caused.
"Individuals with autism have brilliant and creative minds, and their gifts should not be disparaged or discounted. This was a learning lesson for both of us, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to try to right this wrong."
Drake ended the post by saying: "J. Cole and I believe that it is the right, responsible, and respectful decision to remove the lyric from the song."
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