The childhood home of rapper J. Cole was vandalized over the weekend in the Forest Hills neighborhood of Fayetteville, North Carolina, according to The News & Observer.
The message that was spray-painted: “J Cole … do you even care about the ville?”
— Los (@_callmeloso) June 1, 2018
Cole and his brother moved to the house when he was younger after his mother remarried.
His third album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, was named after the address of the home and featured a picture of Cole sitting on the roof of the house.
The message was removed from the home by Monday morning, according to the newspaper.
The Grammy-nominated rapper purchased the home through his Dreamville Foundation after his mom lost it to foreclosure.
He’s said that he wants to turn the property into a rent-free home for single-mother families.
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.