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Diddy And J. Cole Squash Rumors Of Feud With Playful Reenactment Video Of 2013 Altercation

In a clip posted to Instagram, the two rappers can be seen playfully "throwing up the dukes" in New York.

After eight years, rappers Diddy and J. Cole put rumors to rest and dispelled their beef by giving their fans an inside look into their 2013 altercation in a hilarious reenactment.

On Wednesday, Diddy posted a picture to Instagram of him and the “Crooked Smile” rapper on a balcony in New York with the caption, “With LOVE,” Complex reported.

The picture is followed by a brief video of the two throwing up their dukes as they laugh, making a so-called nod to years-long speculation of their fight. Cole playfully fist bumps Diddy reassuring that the two are on good terms.

“and then this happened. #LOVE,” Diddy wrote.

Cole hasn't posted any images of the two’s heartfelt reconnection. 

Just last month, Cole fans heard the rapper address the 2013 after-party drama with Diddy on his track “let.go.my.hand.,” as Blavity previously reported. The song is featured on his highly anticipated sixth studio album, The Off-Season.  

In the song, where Cole raps “Couple wins, couple losses, some broken up too quick to call it / My last scrap was with Puff Daddy, who would've thought it,” Diddy can be heard in the outro singing a prayer, Hip-Hop Wired reported.

It’s evident by their collaboration the two rap bosses found a path forward.

In 2020, Cole found himself at the front of a separate feud with female rapper and poet Noname. Just last month, she finally addressed the drama on Twitter, explaining that she thought certain rappers, seemingly Cole, had profited from the Black struggle.  

Cole was announced Wednesday as one of the headliners to New York’s Rolling Out Loud music festival in October. Rappers 50 Cent and Travis Scott will also join as headliners. 

According to GQ, Diddy is currently working on an R&B album which he’s using to detach from conflict in his life.  

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