I let Nas down
Damn, my heart sunk to my stomach, I can't believe I let Nas down
I got defensive on the phone, resentment was in my tone, fuck it

from J. Cole – Let Nas Down Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Once No I.D. informed Cole that Nas disapproved of his mainstream single Work Out , Cole felt immediate guilt and disgust in himself. He was overtaken with anger and took it out on I.D. over the telephone. Don’t shoot the messenger Cole!

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