Drake and J. Cole Petitioned by Anti-Bullying Alliance for "Jodeci Freestyle" Lyrics
Published Jul 19, 2013Last month, Drake shared the September 17 release date of his upcoming Nothing Was the Same LP, along with some new tracks. One of them, titled "Jodeci Freestyle," has sparked some attention from the Anti-Bullying Alliance.
The group has launched a petition for Drake and guest rapper J. Cole to apologize for the latter's lyrics, specifically when he says, "I'm artistic, you niggas is autistic, retarded."
The Alliance have teamed up with autism activist Anna Kennedy to create a Change.org petition campaign where they are asking for a public apology from both rappers as well as for the offending lyrics to be removed.
In a statement, Kennedy said, "It is time we recognised people with autism for the exceptional human beings they are, and make more of a stand."
If you feel compelled to sign it, the petition can be found here.
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