- In 2013, a fan of J. Cole called a radio station to say that she wanted the rapper to greet her on her birthday.
- Three months later, the rapper invited her to meet in person.
- When they met, the rapper said he would go to her high school graduation if she got into a four-year university.
J. Cole honored his promise to a fan he met over a decade ago by attending Rowan University’s graduation ceremony on Wednesday.
Cierra Bosarge, the college graduate and J. Cole fan, expressed her delight after the ceremony by posting images of herself in her cap and gown with the 37-year-old rapper.
“this is for all the fans that waited, the bitch n—– that hated, old h— we dated, look, mama, we made it,” her tweet read, referencing lyrics in “Nobody’s Perfect,” J. Cole’s song.
According to COMPLEX, Bosarge called a radio station in 2013 to express her desire for J Cole (real name Jermaine Lamarr Cole) to wish her a happy birthday.
He called her three months later and invited her to meet him in person. When they eventually met, she gave him a letter she wrote for him years before.
“In the letter it says all I went through,” Bosarge said at the time. “With being adopted, my parents being hooked on drugs, in and out of prison. At the time both parents were in prison so I asked him could he come to my graduation since they can’t.”
After receiving the letter, he informed her that if she got into a four-year university, he would attend her high school graduation — which she did, thus he kept his word at the time.
Bosarge has now graduated from university, and J. Cole congratulated her once more. Bosarge said she feels the love that she needs.
Ibrahim Hamad, the rapper’s manager, also congratulated Bosarge on Twitter, quote-retweeting her message, which read, “I’m front row sobbing at my graduation ya’ll.”