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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - FEBRUARY 16: Chance the Rapper performs during halftime of the 69th NBA All-Star Game at the United Center on February 16, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.

As we previously reported, J. Cole recently dropped a new single entitled “Snow On That Bluff,” which caused fans to speculate that he was targeting retired rapper and activist Noname. On Wednesday (June 17), he also took to Twitter and addressed the speculation. Now, Chance The Rapper has responded to Cole’s new record.

“Yet another L for men masking patriarchy and gaslighting as constructive criticism,” Chance tweeted. “They both my peoples but only one of them put out a whole song talking about how the other needs to reconsider their tone and attitude in order to save the world,” he continued. “It’s not constructive and undermines all the work Noname has done. It’s not BWs job to spoon-feed us. We grown.”

A fan responded to Chance, writing, “I know Noname ya peoples, and Cole did NOT read the room before dropping that…but c’mon bro.” “Everybody’s argument on either side is, we can’t personally attack each other if we really want to see a revolution,” Chance then tweeted. “I can agree with that and can apply it in my own life. I wish we could learn that w/o two artists I admire having a public dispute.”

On “Snow On That Bluff”, J. Cole talks about scrolling through an unnamed woman’s social media timeline.  “She mad at the celebrities, low key I be thinkin’ she talking bout me,” Cole raps. “But [expletive], it’s something about the queen tone that’s bothering me.” Fans have speculated that J. Cole was referring to Noname, who recently called out mainstream rappers for not speaking out after the murder of George Floyd.

After Cole’s new song was released, Noname tweeted,  “QUEEN TONE!!!!!!” in a now-deleted tweet. On Wednesday (June 17), J. Cole took to twitter and addressed the speculation, writing “Morning. I stand behind every word of the song that dropped last night.”

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 29: Noname performs onstage at the Pavilion during the 2017 Panorama Music Festival – Day 2 at Randall’s Island on July 29, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Panorama)

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.