The Dissolution of Cheating: Kevin’s Hart

J. Cole just dropped a video from his latest project KOD — Kevin’s Heart. In the video, comedian Kevin Hart’s role is a meta- and self-conscious reflection (of Hart playing himself, “playing himself”) that draws on the news of Hart’s personal infidelity to his wife — or “cheating scandal turned extortion plot,” as Dee Lockett puts it — going public. Don’t get me wrong, I fuck with Cole as much as the next student loan having, bad-and-boujee being, self-proclaimed intellectual. But it’s because Cole is regularly hailed for his depth of consciousness that we gotta be critical of his…