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J. Cole recently delivered a new video for “False Prophets,” which seemed to contain disses aimed at Kanye West.

The track contained lines like: “I got a homie, he a rapper and he wanna win bad/He want the fame, the acclaim, the respect that’s been had/By all the legends, so every time I see him, he stressin’/Talkin’ ’bout, n*ggas don’t fuck with him, the shit is depressing,” which could definitely be construed as Cole commenting on Kanye West’s recent breakdown and hospitalization.

But it seems like certain others interpreted Cole’s lyrics differently, as Wale took “False Prophets” a bit personally. Wale then came back with a response of his own, in the form of “Groundhog Day.”

“I’m heavily flawed, but far from a false prophet,” claims Wale, then stating, “I remember me and Cole would open for Hov/Everyday a star is born/I guess I died in the womb.” Wale later gets to the point, spitting “I just heard a song about me on a hip hop blog/From a kid I know/some n*ggas say a hip hop God/It hit home, ’cause this some truth.”

However, underscoring all of this is the two dropping by an NBA game together, seen via this tweet:

Is the track then just a stunt to stay in the headlines while the rest of this controversy sorts itself out? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

When you’re done, watch A$AP Rocky get high with Snoop Dogg.

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