J Cole is a rap superstar with a fortune of over $60 million. But he doesn’t act like one. He often rides a bike or takes public transportation in New York City , instead of driving a car. Why does he do that? A viral conspiracy theory claims that it’s because he is scared of P Diddy, and the reason why is downright scary.
Why Cassie’s Lawsuit Fueled a Conspiracy Theory that P Diddy is the Reason J Cole Doesn’t Drive Cars
The conspiracy theory started from a lawsuit that Cassie, P Diddy’s ex-girlfriend, filed against him. She accused him of intimate assault, abuse, and human trafficking . It was also alleged that in the lawsuit it was revealed that P Diddy allegedly threatened to blow up Kid Cudi’s car in 2012, after she dated him.
P Diddy denied the allegations, calling them “offensive and outrageous” and accusing Cassie of blackmail.
The conspiracy theory involves J Cole because of something that happened in 2013. It was a fight between him and P Diddy at a VMA after-party. The fight was reportedly caused by P Diddy’s drunken rant about Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse, where he called himself the “king of New York” and dissed several other rappers, including P Diddy .
The rumor was that P Diddy tried to pour a drink on Kendrick Lamar, but J Cole stopped him and defended him. This led to a scuffle between J Cole and P Diddy, and their respective crews . J Cole confirmed the fight in his 2021 song “Let Go My Hand”, where he rapped: “My last scrap was with Puff Daddy, who would’ve thought it?” .
The conspiracy theorists believe that after the fight, J Cole heard about the rumor that P Diddy tried to blow up Kid Cudi’s car, and was afraid that he might do the same to him. So, he decided to avoid cars and use bikes and public transportation instead, to lower the chance of being attacked by P Diddy.
The conspiracy theory is based on some proof, such as, the photos and videos of J Cole riding a bike or taking public transportation in New York City. The lyrics of J Cole’s song “Let Go My Hand”, where he admits to fighting with P Diddy. The lawsuit filed by Cassie, where she allegedly accuses P Diddy of blowing up Kid Cudi’s car. Take a look at the post below, which highlighted several pictures of J Cole riding his bike, or using public transit.
It should be mentioned that there is also evidence that challenges this conspiracy theory. For example it’s possible that J Cole rides a bike or takes public transportation for other reasons, such as environmental awareness, health benefits, or personal preference. It’s also rumored that J Cole and P Diddy reportedly made peace the day after the fight. Also the denial of P Diddy, who called the allegations by Cassie “offensive and outrageous” and accused her of blackmail.
The conspiracy theory that J Cole is scared of P Diddy and avoids cars because of him is a weird and sensational one, that has gotten a lot of attention online. It is also an unproven one, that depends on a few pieces of indirect proof and a lot of assumptions. While it is possible that J Cole and P Diddy had some bad blood in the past, there is no solid proof that J Cole rides a bike or takes public transportation because of him.