J. Cole’s Childhood Home Is Vandalized with Question About His Charity
Social media users learned that Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist J.Cole’s Forrest Hills Drive home was spray painted over the weekend.
A photo of the rapper’s tagged house circulated all over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the words, ” J. Cole…Do you even care about the ville” scribbled in Black spray paint.
Cole is a Fayetteville native who repurchased the residence after his mother lost it to foreclosure. The goal for the property was to let families move in there for almost “rent free” and “by the time they leave, they’ll be in a much better position than they were when they came” the “Power Trip” artist said in a 2015 podcast according to WRAL. It’s unclear where the organization currently stands.
The graffiti was painted over by Monday morning and the home is back to normal. J’Cole’s team has yet to release a statement regarding the vandalism.
The conscious rapper’s fans took to social media to express their anger about the illicit incident.
People are so disgusting vandalizing J Cole's childhood home. I already know he's probably gonna talk about it in his next album or single
— thugga OG (@tattedpoc) June 5, 2018
y'all are literally sick ass individuals & some real life haters to spray paint J. Coles childhood home. fucking disgusting
— Lauren Lorraine (@laurenlorraine_) June 5, 2018
It really hurts me that they vandalized @JColeNC house. Especially being from here. Like man, he shared his home and story with the city. And just because y’all feel like he “doesn’t do enough for the city”, y’all do some dumb shit like that.. ugh
— Mo (@iDontSaveHoes) June 5, 2018
Someone really spraypainted J.Cole old home in N. Carolina. You don't have to like his songs, but defacing a man's property? Y'all taking trolling to a whole other level
— Jidenna 2.0 (@draco_russell) June 2, 2018
Y’all really gonna disrespect j.cole & graffiti his childhood home wtf
— Diana (@homie_gee) June 3, 2018
Many fans believe the defacing occurred because of Cole’s latest gold album KOD which may have offended certain individuals in addition to whether the rapper is doing enough for his beloved city. Nevertheless, the “Neighbors” artist will host the first-annual “Dreamville” festival in North Carolina on Sept. 15.