by Yohance Kyles (@HUEYmixwitRILEY)
(AllHipHop News) J. Cole decided to share his HBO documentary 4 Your Eyez Only for free on the Dreamville YouTube channel.
The film ended with Cole’s conversation with a 52-year-old woman about her positive spirit after losing two of her children in tragic situations.
In a separate video uploaded to YouTube, the North Carolina native reflects on that moment from his doc while speaking at Southern University.
“That’s already a tragedy I can’t relate to, and I’m looking at this lady. She’s strong. She’s beautiful. She’s glowing. Her spirit is bright, and she done went through a tragedy like that,” said Cole. “I’m like, ‘Okay, that’s amazing first of all.'”
Cole asked the woman how is she able to stay positive after her 19-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter were both killed in separate incidents.
“She just said, ‘I feel like God sent me here for a purpose, so everything happens for a reason,'” recalled the “Everybody Dies” rhymer. “She was like, ‘All I can do is look forward. Life goes on.’ She hit me with God right off the bat.”
Cole told the SU students, “All of that to say, God ended up putting me right here. I didn’t know I was coming here today. I didn’t know we were gonna do all that. So I look at that as a blessing. And therefore, I look at y’all as a blessing.”