J.Cole was shut out of the 2019 Grammys. The Dreamville CEO’s KOD was not in the nominated, but took the time to congratulate Cardi B. Cardi made history as the first female artist to win Rap Album of the Year.
“[I] don’t never wanna be propped up by tearing somebody else down,” Cole began in a tweet he posted Monday afternoon (Feb. 11). “Seeing Cardi b win a Grammy make me feel like I won. Same with jay rock and Anderson. I feel for Travis cuz he really deserved that acknowledgement as well, but his moment is way bigger than the awards could say.”
Cole continues by speaking on the role the prospect of a Grammy Awards win played in his career.
“I went through a lot of heart break the first half of my career, maybe even longer, cuz deep down I needed that validation that I thought the awards could bring,” Cole wrote in the tweet.