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J Cole talks Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West + more in new i'view

ACCLAIMED: J Cole (Photo credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

ON WEDNESDAY (May 16), rapper J. Cole shared an extended interview with Angie Martinez on his YouTube account.

The hour-and-a-half long talk was filmed in Miami at Salaam Remi's house before Cole's performance at Rolling Loud - a hip-hop festival in the States.

During the interview, the KOD rapper discussed the highly-anticipated collaborative album with Kendrick Lamar - which unfortunately will not be happening for now.

"We just did a few songs, a bunch of ideas, put it like that. You wouldn't call it an album, nothing like that."

Cole also expressed his disappointment in Kanye West, after the controversial rapper tweeted a screenshot of his phone as the two spoke (the tweet has since been deleted).

"That made me feel a certain type of way, and I told him that." The call came after it emerged that Kanye believes Cole disses him on record frequently, and as West went on a tear of social media support for "free thinking" and the far right. "He apologised, for the record... but then I told him it felt like you just used my name and that very quick conversation for social media and to keep your thing going."

The Neighbours star declined to publicly comment on West's controversial slavery remarks or his support of U.S. President Donald Trump, but revealed the 40-year-old had asked him to call him out whenever necessary.

"When he called me, he said, 'I need you to hold me accountable. Keep me in check. Say whatever you gotta say. I need that. I feed off that,'" Cole shared.

He later admitted to Martinez that False Prophets, a track which appeared on his album 4 Your Eyez Only where he rapped about idols who had lost their way, had included a verse that was applicable to Kanye, although he didn't write the tune with the star in mind.

"There's one verse that applies to him for sure," Cole said, "but if you listen to that song, that song is about what this s**t (industry) is exposing. What I gotta check myself about. And I check myself on that song as well... We're worshipping celebrities."

Watch the full interview below:

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