In a since-deleted tweet, Wale offered a candid response to a fan who urged him to participate in DMV-area protests against the murder of George Floyd after Cole was spotted in a rally in his hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina.
"I'm sick of a lot of u acting like y'all messiah was the only one outside suck my dick," Wale shot back before quickly taking down the post.
Though it's a win for the entire rap community that these two prominent artists were demonstrating, Wale was apparently frustrated that Cole was receiving more attention for his efforts.
All you have to do is take one look at the engagement numbers for the two tweets below to see what Wale was talking about.
Having first connected in 2009 as opening acts on JAY-Z's tour for The Blueprint 3, Wale and Cole share a long history together. As rapper friends do, they've collaborated numerous times, most recently in 2018 on the appropriately titled "My Boy."
But they've also clashed, most notably in 2016 when Cole dedicated an entire verse on the loosie "False Prophets" to Wale's neverending disgruntled feelings about not receiving enough recognition.
"I got a homie, he a rapper and he wanna win bad / He want the fame, the acclaim, the respect that's been had," Fayettenam's Finest raps at the beginning of the second verse.
One day later, Wale debuted "Groundhog Day" and acknowledged those frustrations while also laying to rest any speculation about bad blood.
In fact, he told Genius that the back and forth strengthened their relationship. "My label want a verse, but I’m just thankful for friendship," he claimed to have said on a track that didn't make his 2017 album SHiNE.
However, after seeing Wale's latest comment, things may have changed between the two. Or maybe the 35-year-old is still just envious of his friend's fame.
Most importantly, this story represents a perfect excuse to listen to Cole's incredible showing alongside Wale on "Beautfiul Bliss" from the latter's debut album, Attention Deficit.