American rapper J Cole was confronted and attacked by a group of men in Nigeria. And the incident was recorded on video, and live-streamed on social media.
J Cole was in Nigeria performing a private concert for the 16th birthday of an African billionaire. While in Lagos, the capital city of Nigeria, J Cole decided to go out among the people - bad move.
A group of men ran down on J Cole and started pressing the American rapper. The men overwhelmed J Cole's small security force, and they provoked a fight with the rapper.
According to local media reports, J Cole was not seriously injured. The reports say that J Cole was "punched several times" and "robbed." But he managed to get out of there with his life.
Here's the video of the attack:
J Cole is a rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early 2007. Intent on further pursuing a solo career as a rapper, he went on to release two additional mixtapes, The Warm Up and Friday Night Lights after signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint in 2009.
Cole released his debut studio album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, in 2011. It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, and was soon certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
His next two releases, 2013's Born Sinner and 2014's 2014 Forest Hills Drive, received mostly positive reviews from critics, and both were certified platinum in the United States. The latter earned him his first Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album. In December 2016, Cole released his fourth studio album 4 Your Eyez Only. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum in April 2017. His fifth album, KOD, was released in April 2018. The album debuted atop the Billboard 200, making it his fifth album to reach number one on the chart.