[Verse 1: J. Cole]
This verse has two meanings. Cole is first talking about how his girl TKOd him (by having “Control” as her ringtone), as the title of the song implies. He is also making a statement on how everyone that responded to Lamar’s verse was all butthurt about it. So in a way, by gloating about all his achievements in this song, and having so much pride in himself, he is making fun of himself and all the other rappers that got hypersensitive about Kendrick Lamar’s verse on “Control”.
Arguably, the girl is definitely hip-hop (Control was everywhere when it came out — having it as her ringtone)
And it’s also not the first time Cole successfully compares Hip-Hop to girl.
In this interview Kendricks gives a short answer too his reaction hearing this verse and even sending a text to J. Cole:
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