DJ Akademiks, who is close to YoungBoy, shared the surprising story during a recent livestreaming session on Twitch, claiming the "Self Control" star, real name Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, wasn't feeling his best - so skipped the opportunity to work with the highly-respected artist.
"J. Cole waited in the studio for eight hours for YoungBoy to show up," the media personality explained. "YoungBoy didn't show up. Facts. These are facts! Your favorite rapper, n**ga. J. Cole? He sat in the studio for eight hours for a session with YoungBoy. YoungBoy never showed up (sic)."
He revealed YoungBoy isn't the "most courteous" person and failed to even let Cole know he wasn't going to make it, but Akademiks insists his pal, who recently welcomed his seventh child, a son with Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s daughter Iyanna, had a lot of personal issues to deal with at the time.
The DJ continued, "Let me be fair to YoungBoy. No disrespect to J. Cole, J. Cole's just a rapper."
"Youngboy be going through s**t. He's living life, he's going through s**t. YoungBoy said, 'Yo, my energy is not fit to be in the studio with that guy.' "
"It wasn't about J. Cole. It was just that he, and personally what he was going through, wasn't fit to be in that environment."
Cole and YoungBoy have yet to comment on the claims.