Photo of J. Cole by Dan DeSlover

J. Cole said during his headlining performance Saturday night at the inaugural Meadows Music & Arts Festival in New York it would be his last "for a very long time."

The rapper seemed rather earnest when he stopped halfway through his set last night to inform the crowd he is planning a hiatus, although he stopped short of revealing just how long. “Before I get out of here, listen," he said. "This is my last show for a very long time."

The audience was audibly upset by the news and some in attendance immediately speculated about whether Cole might be starting to work on a new album.

It's worth noting that J. Cole could very easily survive plenty of down time. He was the highest paid rapper on Billboard's 40 Money Makers list in 2015.

See fan footage of J. Cole's announcement below.

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