“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me.”
The Grammys are pretty mysterious when it comes to who gets acknowledged and who doesn’t as well as who wins, but J. Cole isn’t sweating it and he took to Twitter to explain to fans why winning a Grammy isn’t everything.
Cole started his string of tweets by saying he “[I] don’t never wanna be propped up by tearing somebody else down,” he went on to say he feels like he wins when his peers win and that he felt bad for Travis who had worked really hard on his ASTROWORLD album.
Cole explained that he spent a lot of time during the early part of his career hoping to get a Grammy so his career would be validated, Cole then posted a quote explained his feelings perfectly…
“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” He ended by tweeting, “No award show could ever get it all the way right. Especially one that ain’t run by us.”
i don’t never wanna be propped up by tearing somebody else down. Seeing Cardi b win a Grammy make me feel like I won. Same with jay rock and Anderson. I feel for Travis cuz he really deserved that acknowledgement as well, but his moment is way bigger than the awards could say— J. Cole (@JColeNC) February 11, 2019
I went through a lot of heart break the first half of my career, maybe even longer, cuz deep down I needed that validation that I thought the awards could bring. But it’s a quote I’m about to google that’s the realist shit and sums up how I feel today. 4 anybody that need 2 hear— J. Cole (@JColeNC) February 11, 2019
Seeing Thug get a Grammy incredible. Future too. been deserved. March madness was bigger than the Grammy’s. And congrats Ella mai ????. 6lack really deserved too, but don’t sweat it my brother. No award show could ever get it all the way right. Especially one that ain’t run by us— J. Cole (@JColeNC) February 11, 2019