Cole opens his second album Born Sinner
with this warning shot, which features dramatic, soaring strings, a live choir and a pop at Trinidad James:
"My pops was club-hopping back when clubbing.
Rick James was out and all I get is Trinidad."
Cole sees all the women dancing and singing along with Trinidad James' song "All Gold Everything
", and despite not feeling it himself, he proceeds to quote from the hook. (Ni—a, Ni—a, Ni—a").
James refused to be drawn into a beef with Cole over the rapper's diss. "He was just expressing himself," he told MTV News. "Just in general if you really step back and listen to the song, he was just spittin' how he felt and I can't never be mad at somebody spittin' how they feel."