A rapper who accused J. Cole and his team at DreamVillie of ripping the song “Stick” is taking his claims back after allegedly speaking to the label. The said song appeared on D-Day: A Gangsta Grillz Mixtape, which dropped in late March.

Rockstar JT of Atlanta, Georgia, made the aforementioned allegations on April 1st. Friday. He claimed on Instagram, “In 2020 I dropped STICK … 2022 @dreamville dropped STICK … I know they are way bigger artist than me, but these songs sound identical just structured different .. this is not for clout but do y’all hear it?”

The IG post gained tons of traction when it found its way on Twitter. The reach was enough to get a reaction from DreamVillie. The up-and-coming rapper soon updated his post and claimed he’d spoken with someone at the label. He then explained in the caption that the song was recorded back in 2019.

“I talked with the team behind the song and they were in contact with dreamville’s team and come to find out they had their song recorded in 2019 it just wasn’t released,” he wrote. “My goal is never to get clout or come up off another man. Coming from where I come from we work hard that’s it. I posted the post last night & this morning I found out when it was recorded. I respect Dreamville and let’s just move on with more great hits.”

The post was accompanied by a caption in which he thanked those who were supportive of him and mentioned that all the air regarding the matter had been cleared up. Fans can compare the two songs below.

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Bhupen Dange

Bhupen is a freelance writer for Ringside News and Thirsty For News; he is pursuing further studies in Computer Science. Since high school, he has actively participated in athletic activities, and when he is not playing video games, he spends his time in the gym training, watching movies, and walking his dog outside.

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