J. Cole’s album KOD could have been shut out of this yr’s Grammy nominations, however he’s not a sore loser.
The “Middle Child” rapper took to Twitter to congratulate this yr’s winners together with Cardi B, Jay Rock, and Anderson .Paak. “i don’t by no means wanna be propped up by tearing someone else down,” stated Cole. “Seeing Cardi b win a Grammy make me really feel like I gained. Same with jay rock and Anderson.”
He additionally shared some uplifting phrases for Travis Scott, who misplaced his two nominations for Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance. “I really feel for Travis cuz he actually deserved that acknowledgement as effectively, however his second is means larger than the awards might say,” added Cole.
The North Carolina MC mirrored on how he felt about awards early on in his profession and the way he later realized that he didn’t want them for validation. “I went by plenty of coronary heart break the primary half of my profession, perhaps even longer, cuz deep down I wanted that validation that I assumed the awards might carry,” he stated.
He additionally shared an inspirational quote from Bob Marley that summed up his emotions: “My coronary heart is relaxed realizing that what was meant for me won’t ever miss me, and that what misses me was by no means meant for me.”
He went on to congratulate Young Thug, Future, and Ella Mai on their first Grammy wins, and likewise shout out 6LACK, who misplaced Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Pretty Little Fears,” a nomination he shared with Cole.
“Seeing Thug get a Grammy unbelievable. Future too. been deserved. March insanity was larger than the Grammy’s,” stated Cole. “And congrats Ella mai 👑. 6lack actually deserved too, however don’t sweat it my brother. No award present might ever get all of it the way in which proper. Especially one which ain’t run by us.”
Cardi B, who Cole championed early in her profession, thanked him for his help. “Thanks @JColeNC and all people that was within the class had superb albums!” tweeted Cardi, who took him the award for Best Rap Album.