In a new cover story with ‘Billboard,’ J. Cole opened up about a “super intense” conversation he had with XXXTentacion months prior to his death. The KOD rapper shared “hurt people hurt people,” and presumed that XXXtentacion had trauma which could have resulted in him unleashing his pain on other people. Cole said the conversation was centered around spirituality and felt that X was dealing with deeper issues. Cole then referred to X’s abuse allegations. However, Cole later revealed he sees abuse as unacceptable.