J. Cole Reveals His Show Last Night Will Be His Last “For a Very Long Time.” Yesterday was the first day of New York City’s newest music festival, The Meadows. Even though The Weeknd had to pull out last minute, the event featured a bill stacked from top to bottom with stellar artists.
Holding down the headliner spot for the first day was J. Cole, who got people to turn out and turn up to his roster of platinum-selling hits. Then he dropped a bombshell on his audience about him slowing down on performing.
“Before I get out of here, listen. This is my last show for a very long time,” he told the stunned crowd before nearly finishing his set. Up to that point, everything had been all good vibes and high energy, with Cole instructing the attendees to lock arms in a show of solidarity for the ongoing social justice movements taking place across the country. When he announced the news, the audience was shocked and loudly protested. One woman shouted out a loud “No!” A nearby man posited, “New album?”
— Majēa (@jea_liza) 2 October 2016