The rapper criticises the musicians in a verse on his new album
Alexandra Pollard

12:11 6th December 2014

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J.Cole has criticised white artists such as Justin Timberlake, Eminem, Macklemore and Iggy Azalia for "snatch[ing] the sound" of black music.

The musician's new album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, leaked online this week, and one track, 'Firing Squad', calls out a variety of white musicians for what he sees as their appropriation of black music.

The verse in question includes the lyrics, "Justin Timberlake, Eminem and then Macklemore / While silly n***as argue over who gon' snatch the crown / Look around my n***a, white people have snatched the sound." He continues, "This year I'll prolly go to the awards dappered down/ Watch Iggy win a Grammy as I try to crack a smile."

See the verse in full, via Buzzfeed, below.

This isn't the first time Azalea has come under attack from fellow musicians. Eminem recently threatened her with rape in his disgusting song 'Vegas', while Azealia Banks criticised her for taking on black culture but failing to immediately tweet her support for the family of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man killed by police using a chokehold.

J.Cole's third album, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, is set for release on 9 December. 

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