On Tuesday (Feb. 11), Cole tweeted about how he really feels about not winning any Grammy awards as of yet. Instead of taking the bitter route, the "Middle Child" rapper decided to look at the glass half full. "I went through a lot of heart break the first half of my career, maybe even longer, cuz deep down I needed that validation that I thought the awards could bring," he wrote. "But it's a quote I'm about to google that's the realist [sic] shit and sums up how I feel today. 4 anybody that need 2 hear."
Cole shared a photo of a quote, as shown below, with his 12.2 million followers which quickly racked up 79K retweets and 161K "likes" at press time.
The North Carolina native gave a shout out to the night's biggest winners, including Cardi B who made history when she took home the award for Best Rap Album and Jay Rock who won for Best Rap Performance.
"[I] don't never wanna be propped up by tearing somebody else down," he shared. "Seeing Cardi b win a Grammy make me feel like I won. Same with jay rock and Anderson. I feel for Travis cuz he really deserved that acknowledgement as well, but his moment is way bigger than the awards could say."
Cole continued, "Seeing Thug get a Grammy incredible. Future too. been deserved. March madness was bigger than the Grammy's. And congrats Ella mai. 6lack really deserved too, but don't sweat it my brother. No award show could ever get it all the way right. Especially one that ain't run by us."
The 34-year-old rapper has been nominated for seven Grammys throughout his career. Most recently he was nominated for his collaborations with Miguel and 6lack on their songs "Come Through and Chill," and "Pretty Little Fears," respectively.