Rapper Sorry For ‘Offensive’ Autism Lyric

After making critical mentions about autism in a recently-released song, a hip-hop recording artist is apologizing.

J. Cole took heat in recent weeks from many autism advocates over a verse he contributed to Drake’s “Jodeci Freestyle.” In the song, Cole says that he’s “artistic” while his rivals are “autistic, retarded.”

Now the rapper is expressing regret.

“When I first saw a comment from someone outraged about the lyric, I realized right away that what I said was wrong,” Cole wrote in a blog post. “I should have known better.”

Cole said the criticism directed his way prompted him to read stories online about parents’ experiences raising children with autism and he is now looking to education himself more about the developmental disorder.

“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,” Cole wrote.

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Rapper Sorry For ‘Offensive’ Autism Lyric


6 Responses to “Rapper Sorry For ‘Offensive’ Autism Lyric”

  1. Thelma Says:

    Glad he recognized his error.The public needs to understand these problems.

  2. Nancy Says:

    Yes, I'm glad he apologized at least for the bad judgment.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I respect NASGA but can you stick to guardian abuse issues?

  4. Jamie Says:

    I hope he learned a lesson.

  5. NASGA Says:

    Anonymous, we have a growing membership of parents of autistic adults. This article is of interest to them.

  6. Celina Says:


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