It was an eventful weekend in Queens, as some of our favorite artists hit the Meadows Festival stage for two nights of good music – and apparently, a lot of booing.
Plenty of huge names performed at the Queens, New York fest, including J. Cole, Mac Miller, and Kanye West, but as it turns out, it wasn’t just a weekend of music. We’ve already heard about Kanye cutting his set short after learning Kim was robbed in Paris, and now, it appears Cole had an odd onstage moment too.
After an energetic set, the 2014 Forest Hills Drive rapper told the audience it would be his “last show for a very long time.” It was disappointing, especially because Cole didn’t explain why. Some of the audience even booed.
Earlier on in his set, he asked that everyone in the audience put their arms around the people next to them.
Maybe this means we can look forward to a new album soon? Watch Cole announce his hiatus above.
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16 Things You Probably Didn't Know About J. Cole
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1. We all know J. Cole's real name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole. But did you know he was born in Frankfurt, Germany?
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2. J. Cole's mom is German & his dad, who left a young Jermaine behind very early on in his life, is African-American.
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3. The "extent" of his "prepared food" repertoire goes only so far as cereal and PB&Js.
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4. J. Cole's first rap name was Blaza. His second was Therapist.
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5. He considered himself the underdog. He's quoted as saying: "I've always been an underdog. I feel like I beat the odds."
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6. One time, when he was younger, J. Cole rocked a rattail 'do long enough to wrap around his face... he paired it with a "Bobby Brown fade."
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7. J. Cole moved his "Born Sinner" release date up from June 25th to June 18th to, specifically, compete with Kanye West's "Yeezus."
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8. J. Cole's favorite New Yorker, dead or alive, is Tupac.
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9. J. Cole stands tall at 6'3" - he's one inch taller than his mentor, Jay Z.
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10. He was first-chair violinist back in high school.
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11. It was J. Cole's mom who encouraged his production, buying her son a $1,300 ASR-X for Christmas so he could make beats at home.
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12. J. Cole has worked as a newspaper ad salesman and a bill collector, in addition to dressing as a kangaroo while working at a skating rink.
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13. He first attempted to work with Jay Z after college. In 2007, Hov dismissed the young rapper and the beat tape he was trying to shop around.
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14. That same night, J. Cole stood around and waited for Jay Z to arrive at the studio, for 3 hours, in the rain - only to get the cold shoulder from Hov.
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