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Drake vows to remove autism lyric

Drake has said he has learned his lesson as he promised to remove an offensive lyric about autism from one of his songs.

In Drake's Jodeci Freestyle, his collaboration with rapper J Cole, Cole raps that he's "artistic" while his rivals are "autistic, retarded".

Drake wrote on his blog: "Individuals with autism have brilliant and creative minds, and their gifts should not be disparaged or discounted.

"This was a learning lesson for both of us, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to try to right this wrong. J Cole and I believe that it is the right, responsible, and respectful decision to remove the lyric from the song."

Cole has also apologised to those with autism and their families.

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