J. Cole has shared an interview with Lil Pump on his official YouTube channel. The hour-long sitdown at The Sheltuh in North Carolina marks a turn in the often fraught relationship between the two rappers: some fans believed Cole's 2016 track “Everybody Dies” was referencing Pump in the following lyrics:
Pump responded in 2017 when he previewed a song called "Fuck J Cole." That song was referenced by Cole in the song “1985 (Intro To ‘The Fall Off’)" from his recent album KOD:
Believing the record was a diss, Pump responded on social media, saying “Wow you get so much props. You diss a 17-year-old. Lame-ass jit.” However, J. Cole stopped the crowd at one of his recent concerts from chanting "Fuck Lil Pump," and at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Pump revealed that the beef was squashed: "We on good terms," he said.