J. Cole Remorseful About Offensive Autism Lyric

J. Cole and Drake faced some serious heat with their song “Jodeci Freestyle,” where Cole rapped “I’m artistic, you ni**as is autistic, retarded.” This ruffled a few feathers, particularly the Anti-Bully Alliance activist Anna Kennedy, who started a petition on Change.org, demanding both rappers scrap all offensive lyrics and issue an apology. Cole did just that, taking to Twitter to say his sorrys and including a link to an official apology letter. And yes, it seemed sincere. I knew we liked him for a reason. Kudos to you J, kudos to you.

Read it at Hip Hop Wired.

Ciara Talks About Giving Future a “Cheater’s Pass”

Ciara recently chopped it up with the Hot 97 Morning Crew in New York City, where she dropped a little juice on her relationship with new boo, Future. (She even confirmed they have matching tattoos. And yes, she showed it off.) When asked if she would ever give him a cheating pass, Ciara replied, “First, we’re not even going to put that out in the universe… At this point in my life, I don’t know what I’m going to say or do.” Is that so? Well, at least she’s being honest.

Watch it on Hot 97.

Ginuwine Responds to Controversial Stage Performance and Drug Accusations

The net has been buzzing about Ginuwine’s odd behavior during a recent performance with the R&B supergroup TGT (Tank, Ginuwine and Tyrese). The viral vid depicts G looking all sorts of crazy as the trio premiered their latest single on WLNY’s The Couch (and Tyrese looking like he was ready to put them paws on ’im). With speculations swirling that he’s a little too friendly with those White girls Molly and Mary, the smooth crooner laughed it off for a while before making a serious defense on Twitter: “Sometimes you gotta laugh at yourself own it just to let yah know tho thts never been in my life so form what ever opinion u hav GROWN.” That may be true, but that video says otherwise.

Read it at Rhymes with Snitch.