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Drake is apologizing for lyrics in his “Jodeci Freestyle,” just one day after J. Cole issued an apology of his own. Cole was criticized for rapping the words “autistic” and “retarded” to describe other rappers. In a blog post on his October’s Very Own website, Drake says he’s removing the controversial lyric from the song, declaring that it’s the “right, responsible, and respectful” decision. Check out what he had to say below:

“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. J. Cole and I believe that it is the right, responsible, and respectful decision to remove the lyric from the song.”

Why are they issuing the apology you may ask. Check out what J. Cole had to say in “Jodeci Freestyle”,

“I’m artistic, you n—-s is autistic, retarded”.

The lyrics prompted a petition from the Anti-Bullying Alliance prior to the rapper’s apology.

Drake went on to say the following,

“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,” the rapper wrote. “You deserve medals, not disrespect. I hope you accept my sincere apology.”

Check out the song below and tell us your thoughts.

It is definitely open season on the homies and their lyrics. There was Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and now Drake/J. Cole. Is this infringing on free speech or holding our artist at a higher rate of accountability?

Tell us your thoughts by leaving a comment below.

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“It’s a tremendous loss for her fans around the world,” he said. “She’ll be missed. A great American singer. Her music defied category,” Lupe De Leon said.

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“I think Mariah will have a role on the TV live shows,” Cowell confirmed to host Jackie Brown. “I met her recently and she was on great form. READ MORE