Roc Nation head Jay-Z shared his reaction to protege J. Cole's Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Jay told MTV News that he's enjoying watching J. Cole take his steps from upstart performer to superstar and is excited for the young rapper.
"I think it's great for him, because I'm sure it's a dream of his. We grew up seeing Michael Jackson, and I'm sure he grew up seeing whatever moment stuck in his mind, so I know it's great for him to do that," Hov says. "I think he's already won Best New Artist, to me. His journey is what I'm really excited about."
Cole's album, Cole World: The Sideline Story debuted atop the Billboard charts in September.