The opposing character in the song who raps the first verse and chorus is Kill Edward. J Cole's alter ego is an addict that uses drugs and alcohol as his coping mechanism. He tries to manipulate the rapper, who wants to help him but Cole wises up to Kill Edward and ejects him from his life.
Kill Edward was inspired by Cole's stepfather, Edward, who walked out on the family in 2003. Cole explained to Power 105's Angie Martinez that he tried to channel things he didn't like about himself into the Kill Edward character.
"It represents, not kill him physically, I don't have no problem with the dude, I would speak to him today, but when I say Kill Edward, what I'm talking about is s--t that I feel like I inherited from him," he said. "There's aspects of myself that I wanted to overcome and beat, I feel like I got that from him… Cleansing myself of that traumatic experience."