Video Performance: J. Cole “Crooked Smile”



Recently, J. Cole dropped the audio for his latest single, “Crooked Smile”, that features Chilli and T. Boz of TLC. Last week, he performed “Crooked Smile” live at the iHeart Radio Show in New York.

Check out the video after the break.

“Crooked Smile” is the latest single released by J. Cole that will be featured on his forthcoming album, Born A Sinner, that will drop on June 18.



In an interview with FUSE TV, J. Cole shared his inspiration behind creating “Crooked Smile”:


I didn’t have the Colgate, I didn’t have braces and [haters] definitely remind you. So [the song] is me taking ownership. Don’t get caught up in the little things–your weight or your nose or your eyebrows or your smile or your hair. Embrace your own flaws.

In the FUSE TV interview, J. Cole also shared how honored he was to have T-Boz and Chilli of TLC to lend their vocals to the song:

They loved the song. They loved the music I got T-Boz in L.A.  to do her part. I got Chilli in Atlanta. Just incredible experience getting them there.


Check out J. Cole’s live performance of “Crooked Smile” below:

I love this song! Very positive, encouraging and empowering. Kudos to J. Cole for creating an anthem that celebrates self-love and appreciating the beauty of one’s imperfections.

What do you think about J. Cole’s “Crooked Smile”? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


  1. Very positive!! I love the song, Real music and we need more of that. Love that he got my girls TLC on hooks. I will go out and pay the album. JCole did that!!!! He’s handsome 🙂


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