‘I’m artistic, you n****s is autistic, retarded”.
The above line, pulled from Drake‘s J.Cole assisted release ‘Jodeci’, has landed the pair in hot water this week, after an anti-bullying group called on the pair to issue an apology for it.
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After catching wind of the songs’s lyrics, Anna Kennedy of the Ant-Bullying Alliance launched a digital petition, asking supporters from across the globe to sign it, as to score an apology and have the line pulled from the song.
Already boasting 2,400 signatures, the petition came arm in arm with a statement from Anna, which read:
“It is time we recognised people with autism for the exceptional human beings they are, and make more of a stand.”
Awarded an Order of the British Empire for her long running efforts to aid autistic children- two of which are her own- Kennedy’s stand against the performers comes two months before the release of Drake‘s third studio album, ‘Nothing Was The Same’.
An album, which used the now controversial ‘Jodeci’ as a buzz single.
Both performers are yet to respond.