J. Cole Declined Adin Ross’ Donation To Charity Because He Didn’t Want It Filmed

J. Cole & Adin Ross Court Side
J. Cole & Adin Ross Court Side
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J. Cole was approached by Adin Ross to make a donation in his hometown Fayetteville, North Carolina, but he declined because he didn’t want the moment to be filmed on camera for social media.

Earlier this month, Ross, one of the most popular online streamers, was seen sitting next to Cole during an NBA Finals game between the Denver Nuggets and the Miami Heat.

The 22-year-old shared a conversation he had with the Dreamville rapper during a recent live stream, revealing how he offered teaming up to donate money to his neighborhood and capturing it on camera.

J. Cole & Adin Ross
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Cole comfortably denied, saying that he would like to do such charity activity in private.

“I said, ‘Yo, would you wanna do a video where me and you go to Fayetteville and we give out hella money?’” Ross said. “That’s exactly what I said. And Cole said, ‘I love the idea, like I really appreciate that. That’s real. But I just don’t like doing shit like that on camera.’

“So, you know, that’s what I asked him. I didn’t ask him for a live stream, I asked him something like that. But I respect J. Cole on God ’cause he’s real and he does shit off camera all the time. He’s blessing people.”

J. Cole established the Dreamville Foundation in 2011 to support kids in his hometown Fayetteville, even though he tries to keep his charity out of the media.

“Since our inception, we have continued to serve children and support their family members who are attempting to overcome obstacles in their social environment in and around Fayetteville. Over the years, we have expanded to other cities and states,” the website says.

“Overall, we provide these youth and families with the necessary resources for achieving their goals. ‘Obstacles’ have included, but are not limited to financial strain, physical, mental, alcohol, and drug abuse.

“Our mission is to bridge the gap between the worlds of opportunity for urban youth. We are dedicated to providing much needed resources, charitable donations, programs, and events that empower and inspire our youth to achieve success in reaching their dreams.”

J. Cole & Adin Ross
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During another live stream, Adin Ross also revealed that J. Cole turned down his request for “life advice,” but kindly gave him his phone number and said they will have “a heart to heart talk” later.

“Cole sits down, says, ‘What’s up bro? How you been? Where you staying now?’ Etc., etc. We have that cool talk, small talk. We’re watching the game and shit, I’m not really trying to be in his ear a lot. He just came in there to zone out and be in the game and shit,” he recalled.

“But I had to ask him, you know, I said some shit. I asked about some streaming. He’s like, ‘I don’t really like cameras like that.’ But then I said to Cole, ‘Yo bro, on some life advice shit, I’ve always wanted to talk to you. I’ve always wanted to talk to you about some life advice shit.’”

Ross continued: “He’s the realest muthafucka, he was like, ‘I would be lying. I really, really just wanna watch the game right now, Adin.’ But this is what he said, ‘I feel like this is not the right setting, but one day I’ma give you a heart to heart talk. We can talk about anything.’

“He’s like, ‘Take my number down.’ He just gave me his number like that. J. Cole’s a regular ass human, real-ass muthafucka.”