J. Cole’s last-moment elevation to the headliner slot at Meadows Festival in New York might have been his last performance anywhere for a good while.
The Fayetteville-raised rapper told the gathered masses on Saturday that he wouldn’t hit another stage for a “very long time.”
Cole made the surprise call near the end of his day-one performance at Citi Field in Queens, his second home. “Before I get out of here, listen,” he said. “This is my last show for a very long time.” The wordsmith, whose last album Forest Hills Drive dropped in 2014, didn’t elaborate on his plans.
The inaugural four-stage New York fest wrapped up Sunday night following performances from the likes of Chance The Rapper, Kygo, Empire of the Sun, The 1975 and Kanye West, who bailed mid-set when he got word his wife Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room.
Watch video of J. Cole’s announcement below.
— Maj?a (@jea_liza) October 2, 2016