Did J. Cole Make Insensitive Remark About Michael Jackson, Left Eye & Aaliyah In ‘She Knows?’

A creative metaphor in J. Cole’s ‘She Knows’ song from sophomore album ‘Born Sinner’ may prove to be insensitive.

J. Cole, born Jermaine Cole, pays tribute to some of R&B’s greatest stars in the song, including Michael Jackson, Left Eye and Aaliyah.

In “She Knows,” Cole raps, “Niggas say turn up, hoes say turn up/Only bad thing about a star is they burn/Niggas say turn up, hoes say turn up/Only bad thing about a star is they burn up/Rest in peace to Aaliyah/Rest in peace to Left Eye/Michael Jackson I’ll see ya/Just as soon as I die”

Listen to J. Cole ‘She Knows’

Cole, 25, likens the demise of these musicians to a fading star, meaning even something that shines so bright doesn’t last forever.

Scientifically, stars also eventually burn out and explode.

But the line may hint at another metaphor.

Coincidently, each of the musicians named were “burned.”

Michael Jackson’s hair caught fire during a taping of a PepsiCo commercial. Jackson’s scalp was severely burned during the incident.

Michael Jackson’s Pepsico Commercial

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez infamously burned down the home of former boyfriend and NFL player Andre Rison.

E Hollywood ‘Left Eye Burns Down Home’ News Report

Aaliyah met her demise after being involved in a plane crash. Aaliyah’s body was severely burned in the crash.

MTV ‘Aaliyah Death’ News Report

This isn’t the first time Cole said some questionable lyrics in his music.

Cole raised eyebrows after name checking Tia and Tamera Mowery in the track “Cole Summer,” where the Lauryn Hill and D’ Angelo song “Nothing Even Matters” was sampled.

In the song, Cole raps, “If i had one wish, I would fuck Tia and Tamera, at the same time/And put name tags on they titties, so I don’t get they name wrong.”

Tia soon learned she was mentioned in the song and asked followers to send her the link via Twitter.

“So I’m hearing J Cole mentioned the sis and I in a song? Send me the link? I’m curious..” she wrote.

A slightly embarrassed J. Cole replied to Mowery’s tweet, “Noooo @tiamowry Don’t do itttt.”

Mowery retweeted J. Cole, writing, “oh lord.”

Listen to “Cole Summer” below.

Cole’s jabs don’t stop there.

The North Carolina rapper even took aim at Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee’s recent legal troubles in song “Forbidden Fruit,” where he raps, “Same bitch giving brains to the minister/ The same reason they call Mister Cee ‘the finisher’/ Forbidden fruit, watch for the Adam’s apple/ Slick with words don’t hate me, son.”

Listen to ‘Forbidden Fruit’ Below

Cole explained the lyric, in question, during an interview with Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club.”

“Mister Cee is a legendary DJ who I actually do respect and I hope he’s not too made about me about that,” Cole explained. “It’s just a clever little… I couldn’t resist. The song is called ‘Forbidden Fruit.’ I couldn’t resist…. it’s the rapper in me. I do respect the hell out of Mister Cee, though.”

Watch J. Cole’s Power 105 “The Breakfast Club” interview

Hot 97 on-air talent Mister Cee appeared in an interview at his radio station months ago to address his current legal predicament of being caught soliciting sex from an undercover male police officer.

Mister Cee, whose real name is Calvin LeBrun, told listeners he is a supporter if the LGBT community, but isn’t gay.

“I support the gay community more than anyone knows,” he told listeners.

“People have accused me of being gay for probably ten years now,” said Cee. “I don’t care what people think.”

Mister Cee did, however, admit that he has an addiction to sleeping with prostitutes and strippers.

Mister Cee also said it was an undercover policewoman he caught soliciting.

Roots drummer Quest Love took to Twitter to express his support for the beleaguered radio host.

“Let Cee be. #NoneOfOurBusiness,” he wrote.

Mister Cee, 46, was allegedly caught receiving oral sex from a 20-year-old man in a car in 2011. He pled guilty to loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution.

Watch Mister Cee Speak On Incident in Hot97 interview Below:

J. Cole is currently celebrating the success of “Born Sinner,” which sold nearly 300,000 copies in its first week.

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