J Cole raps “pray for Tekashi” on 21 Savage’s new album

The lyric features on the album's opening track

J Cole raps about Tekashi 6ix9ine during his guest slot on 21 Savage‘s new album ‘i am > i was’.

The album, released today, also features appearances from Childish Gambino, Migos‘ Offset, Post Malone and Schoolboy Q.

J Cole guests on the opening track ‘A Lot’. During his verse, he mentions Tekashi 6ix9ine, who was arrested on firearms and racketeering charges last month.

Pray for Tekashi / They want him to rot / I picture him inside a cell on a cot / Reflecting on how he made it to the top / Wondering if it was worth it or not,” J Cole raps. You can listen to the track below.

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a lot, a song by 21 Savage on Spotify

Judges in New York have warned that Tekashi 6ix9in could face 32 years to life in prison. The charges facing the star reportedly arise from a five-year investigation into the Nine Trey Bloods street gang, of which 6ix9ine is allegedly a member.

His own lawyer said the rapper is a “victim” who is “completely innocent” of the charges made against him.

“Daniel Hernandez is completely innocent of all charges being brought against him,” attorney Lance Lazzaro wrote in a statement. “An entertainer who portrays a ‘gangster image’ to promote his music does not make him a member of an enterprise.”

As a result of his arrest Tekashi 6ix9ine’s album was postponed in November.

It was then released a few days later from prison, with Kanye West and Nicki Minaj featuring on the record. Read NME’s one star review of ‘Dummy Boy’ here.