J. Cole withdrew out of the Canadian Elite Basketball League shortly after announcing his participation owing to his music business. It’s unclear if J. Cole will ever take an indefinite hiatus from releasing music and performing shows in order to focus on painting, but fans were surprised to learn that he left the Scarborough Shooting Stars just weeks after joining the team to return to the road.
“I was telling the guys in there like, ‘I’m going for these shows, I’m not sure if I’ll be back,’” said Cole. “But just in case, I had to let them know how incredible this was. The players, the coaching staff, the organization, the league, it’s a crazy thing when you see it on paper, when you see what’s actually happening, and they made me feel so welcome.”
“I gotta shout out the people of Scarborough because coming from America, I didn’t really know,” he said. “So I’ve learned so much that the people there feel seen with this basketball team and this league highlighting them.”
Cole emphasized his sporting ambitions during his Governors Ball performance over the weekend, as his supporters wait for further information on his basketball future. “I been playing basketball and sh*t,” with a little smile, the Dreamville hit-maker stated.