J. Cole Defends His “Party” Verse: ‘When You Follow In Andre 3000 Shoes, You Are Expected To Go In’

A lot of people have been bitching about Andre 3000 being replaced with J. Cole in the video version of Beyonce’s “Party.” It’s not that people don’t like J. Cole, they’re just generally concerned with why Andre was removed and if J. Cole made enough impact on the song.

Well, in a recent interview with Deanna Cruz and Vezzy Parmesan of Rhode Island/Massachusetts’s Hot 106 Rise and Grind Morning Show, Jermaine revealed that he wrote a few verses for the song before 4 even came out, and that Beyonce chose the verse that she felt was best for the song.

Do you know how many verses I did for that song? I did a version before her album even came out. I did two verses and I love those verses too but they ended up going with Andre’s verse and Andre killed it. Then she reached out to me and wanted me to get on the remix. Out of the second set I did, she picked the first one, but [I liked] my second verse–I just got to say for the record–but it was too long. I think she was looking for something shorter and more to the point. But it’s a blessing to even to be able to work with Beyonce.

I’m on my defensive rapper because when you follow in Andre 3000 shoes, you’re expected to really go in, so that’s why I say that about getting defensive. But just the fact to be on the song with her and then to be shooting that video with her, being in her presence and she’s such a hard working and incredible artist, that’s a blessing. I will never forget that day we shot the video, I’ll never forget being on that song and hopefully we get more as time goes on, so shout out to Beyonce.

Click here, if you missed the party video!

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