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Hit Songs That the Artists Now Regret

Everyone has their special fuzzy memories of their favorite smashes over the years – but now and then, the artists themselves don’t exactly feel the same way about their own music.

Over time, plenty of different pop stars and singer-songwriters have spoken out following the smash success of their songs to reveal that, for one reason or another, they feel awkward, embarrassed or even ashamed about certain songs.

In some cases, it comes down to the lyrical content. And in others, it’s all due to the song’s complete over-saturation of the market. Regardless, these stars have enough distance between the song’s release and now to reflect on the choices they made.

We’ve gathered together some of the biggest hits from the likes of everyone from Taylor Swift to Radiohead, and how the artists really feel about the songs. Some of these are bound to surprise you!

Be sure to check out the most controversial and banned music videos of all time as well.

Click through to find out which hit songs artists now regret…

J. Cole Scores Sixth No. 1 on Billboard 200 With 'The Off-Season'!

J. Cole is on top of the charts yet again!

The 36-year-old superstar debuted at No. 1 with his latest album The Off-Season as of Sunday (May 23), Billboard reported.

The album moved 282,000 equivalent album units in its first week, marking the largest streaming week for any album in 2021.

The Off-Season also has the largest week of 2021 for a hip-hop album, and the second-biggest overall just behind Taylor Swift’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version) with 291,000 units.

Find out this week’s Top 10…More Here! »

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J Cole Releases New Single 'Interlude' - Read the Lyrics & Listen Now!

J. Cole is back with a new song!

The 36-year-old rapper just dropped his first new song in over two years, titled “i n t e r l u d e.”

On the new track, J. Cole pays tribute to the late rapper Pimp C, who died 2007, and Nipsey Hussle, who died 2019.

Click inside to listen to J. Cole’s new song & read the lyrics!More Here! »

J. Cole Confirms He Has Two Sons, Says He's Considering Retirement

J. Cole is opening up about his life in a new essay that he wrote for The Player’s Tribune.

The 35-year-old rapper has always been very private when it comes to his personal life, but he has finally confirmed that he is the father of two sons.

J. Cole has previously referenced his fatherhood in his music, but he hasn’t openly discussed being a dad until now.

The rapper opened up in the letter about the four years that have passed since he released his 2016 album 4 Your Eyez Only.

“Four years have passed. In that time I’ve been blessed with two sons, learned the delicate art of balance between parenthood and career, had the pleasure of working with a ton of talented artists as a featured rapper, spent 10 magical days recording a Dreamville album in Atlanta, and put a lot of time and energy into sharpening my sword and growing as an artist,” J. Cole wrote.

He also talked about retiring, but said he needs to release his upcoming album The Fall Off first. He said he has a “long term plan of becoming the best rapper I could possibly be before hanging up my jersey, leaving nothing on the table when all was said and done.”

Listen to the song that J. Cole released last month.

J. Cole Releases New Song 'Snow on Tha Bluff' - Listen & Read the Lyrics

J. Cole is back.

The 35-year-old rapper returned on Wednesday (June 17) with a new song called “Snow on Tha Bluff,” marking his first song of 2020 as lead artist.

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J. Cole talks about scrolling through someone’s timeline on the track.

“She mad at the celebrities, low key I be thinkin’ she talking bout me…but s–t, it’s something about the queen tone that’s bothering me,” he raps.

“F–k is the point of you preaching your message to those that already believe what you believe? / I’m on some ‘F–k a retweet,’ most people is sheep / You got all the answers but how you gon’ reach?”

Some fans are speculating that the song is about Noname, who has previously called out rappers for their silence amid global protests against systemic racism and police brutality.

She also tweeted “QUEEN TONE!!!!!!” upon the track’s release, referencing the lyrics.

Listen to “Snow on Tha Bluff” and read the lyrics inside…More Here! »

Drake, The Weeknd, & J. Cole FaceTimed a Young Fan Before He Died Of Cancer

Drake, The Weeknd, and J. Cole all FaceTimed with an 11-year-old fan, Elijah, before he sadly passed away due to cancer.

Elijah‘s older cousin posted videos on Instagram of the trio all chatting with Elijah on individual FaceTime calls.

“I’m so honored to be one of your favorite artists, buddy,” The Weeknd said during his call. “Thank you.”

“Over the past 3 years, my 11 y.o. cousin, Elijah, has battled cancer with the utmost resilience,” Elijah‘s cousin wrote. “Elijah‘s physical fight is now complete, as he transitioned to heaven on Friday. He didn’t leave this world without knowing how much he was loved though.”

He continued, “Last weekend, Elijah got to ‘meet’ 3 of his favorite artists — The Weeknd, J. Cole, & Drake. Incredibly grateful for these 3 super-humans being so caring for my family during this time. We’ll hold onto these moments forever.”

“A special thank you to the angels, Kathryn & Krystal for helping make this happen in such a short time,” he added. “Please lift Kiara, Elijah‘s mom, and the rest of the fam up in your thoughts & prayers. In a time where there seems like so much is out of our control, one thing that we all have the power to give + show others is LOVE. 2 Corinthians 5:8.”

Elijah‘s mom also wrote, “I just want to say a huge Thank you to @realcoleworld @theweeknd @champagnepapi & @joeylogano for showing my baby some love these last difficult days of his life. I truly appreciate you all. #elijahstrong #f–kchildhoodcancer🎗.”

Elijah received a video message from professional race car driver Joey Logano as well.

See the videos and photos here and here.

Our thoughts are with Elijah‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

J. Cole's Dreamville Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

J. Cole‘s Dreamville Festival is pushing back.

The music event, originally scheduled to happen on April 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina, will now be held on August 29, organizers confirmed on Friday (March 13) amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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“While the State of North Carolina and local health officials continue to work to protect the well being of all in the State, we have worked collaboratively to identify the best possible outcome. We are excited to announce that Dreamville Festival will now take place on Aug. 29, 2020, and will remain at Dorothea Dix Park,” the statement reads.

“While this decision has been extremely difficult to make, the safety of our fans, artists, and staff is always our top priority, and nothing will ever take precedence over your well-being. We now encourage everyone to follow the guidelines and various preventive measures put forth by local and national health authorities.”

The Dreamville Festival is hardly the only event being canceled or postponed during the coronavirus crisis. Find out what else…