J. Cole - Crooked Smile ft. TLC (Official Music Video)

  • Published: 18 September 2013
  • J. Cole's official music video for 'Crooked Smile feat. TLC'. Click to listen to J. Cole on Spotify: smarturl.it/JColeSpot?IQid=JCo...

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    On my way, on my way, on my way down
    On my way, on my way, on my way down
    You're the one that was tryna keep me way down
    But like the sun, I know you know I found my way back 'round

    [J. Cole:]
    They tell me I should fix my grill cause I got money now
    I ain't gon' sit around and front like I ain't thought about it
    A perfect smile is more appealing but it's funny how
    My shit is crooked look at how far I done got without it
    I keep my twisted grill, just to show the kids it's real
    We ain't picture perfect but we worth the picture still
    I got smart, I got rich, and I got bitches still
    And they all look like my eyebrows: thick as hell
    Love yourself, girl, or nobody will
    Though you're a woman, I don't know how you deal
    With all the pressure to look impressive and go out in heels, I feel for you
    Killing yourself to find a man that'll kill for you
    You wake up, put makeup on, stare in the mirror
    But it's clear that you can't face what's wrong, no need to fix
    What God already put his paint brush on, your roommate yelling
    ""Why you gotta take so long?"" What it's like to have a crooked smile
    This crooked smile

    [Chorus 1]

    [J. Cole:]
    To all the women with the flaws, know it's hard my darling
    You wonder why you're lonely and your man's not calling
    You keep falling victim cause you're insecure
    And when I tell you that you're beautiful you can't be sure
    Cause he don't seem to want you back and it's got you asking
    So all you see is what you lacking, not what you packing
    Take it from a man that loves what you got
    And baby girl you're a star, don't let 'em tell you you're not
    Now is it real? Eyebrows, fingernails, hair
    Is it real? if it's not, girl you don't care
    Cause what's real is something that the eyes can't see
    That the hands can't touch, that them broads can't be, and that's you
    Never let 'em see you frown
    And if you need a friend to pick you up, I'll be around
    And we can ride with the windows down, the music loud
    I can tell you ain't laughed in a while, but I wanna see that crooked smile

    [Chorus 1]

    [Chorus 2 - J. Cole (TLC):]
    Crooked smile, we could style on 'em (back 'round)
    Crooked smile, we could style on 'em
    (You're the one that was tryna keep me way down)
    (But like the sun, I know you know I found my way back round...)

    [J. Cole:]
    We don't look nothin' like the people on the screen
    You know the movie stars, picture perfect beauty queens
    But we got dreams and we got the right to chase 'em
    Look at the nation, that's a crooked smile braces couldn't even straighten
    Seem like half the race is either on probation
    Or in jail, wonder why we inhale
    Cause we in hell already - I ask if my skin pale
    Would I then sell like Eminem or Adele?
    But one more time for the 'Ville
    And fuck all of that beef shit, nigga let's make a mil'
    Hey officer man, we don't want nobody getting killed
    Just open up that cell, let my brother out of jail
    I got money for the bail now, well now
    If you asking will I tell now? Hey, hell naw - I ain't snitching cause
    Man, they get them niggas stitches now"

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Comments • 24 324

  • Bryonna Sapp
    Bryonna Sapp  3 hours back

    bro this song is so underrated

    • Safiya Seboya
      Safiya Seboya  6 hours back

      December 2019, who still checking ❤❤

      • Kiel Ebona
        Kiel Ebona  17 hours back

        Still breaks my heart even I played it so many times! Cole the GOAT

        • IzAce
          IzAce  18 hours back

          I never knew the name of this song but I grew up listening to it, weird huh

          • LaSonya Jackson
            LaSonya Jackson  2 days back

            They know damn well they saw that little girl standing there

            • Emmanuel Villa
              Emmanuel Villa  3 days back

              Find it quite exquisite that he's a single father! But has an interracial child! Wonder if he slept Cole's Baby mama; have a child by the same baby momma and that's why the officer! Hunt's and stalk's him! Then in the scene where the two girls are in class together! Could they be actually sister's through the same mother!

              • Leslie Ann-Elizabeth Holmes

                Sometimes a crooked smile as much more prettier than a perfect one sometimes the prettiest people have the crookedest smiles , it's not how you look on the outside it's how you look on the inside .!!.

                • cwall22
                  cwall22  4 days back

                  holy shit the end got me fucked up :'(

                  • Maliyah Da best
                    Maliyah Da best  6 days back

                    Dang 2019 almost 2020 listening to this

                    • Candas Castillo
                      Candas Castillo  6 days back

                      Currently having a cole marathon

                      • Eric Kester
                        Eric Kester  6 days back

                        I get bitches still
                        And they all look like my eyebrows, thick as hell...
                        When Cole raps, he couldnt care less what people think but still gives his all!! Its why hes hands down the best rapper of his generation

                        • Adana C.
                          Adana C.  6 days back

                          In memory of Aiyana Stanley Jones

                          • Kaziah Molefe
                            Kaziah Molefe  7 days back

                            I will forever hate the media when people as great as J Cole remain without a Grammy.

                            • Glass Half Full
                              Glass Half Full  1 weeks back

                              . Aiyana Mo'Nay Stanley-Jones (July 20, 2002 – May 16, 2010), was a seven-year-old African-American girl from the Detroit's East Side who was shot and killed during a raid conducted by the Detroit Police Department's Special Response Team on May 16, 2010.
                              Officer Joseph Weekley was charged in connection with Jones' death.
                              In October 2011, Weekley was charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment with a gun. Weekley's first trial ended in a mistrial in June 2013. Weekley's retrial began in September 2014. On October 3, the judge dismissed the involuntary manslaughter charge against Weekley, leaving him on trial for only one charge: recklessly discharging a firearm. On October 10, the second trial ended in another mistrial. On January 28, 2015, a prosecutor cleared Weekley of the last remaining charge against him, ensuring there would not be a third trial.
                              Source: Taken directly from Wikipedia

                              • Hunter Brosnan
                                Hunter Brosnan  1 weeks back

                                Did this actually happen or is it just acting

                                • DaKydd Ghost
                                  DaKydd Ghost  1 weeks back

                                  Being white wouldn’t make you sell like Eminem bc white rappers not that popular anymore bc they corny and Eminem didn’t sell jus cuz he was white he sold bc he can rap his ass off

                                  • Whoa Stairs
                                    Whoa Stairs  1 weeks back

                                    Imagine the cop being black.

                                    Shouldn't change how you feel about it but I bet it does.

                                    • JEWELS
                                      JEWELS  1 weeks back

                                      why am I crying

                                      • Αλέξανδρος Χατζάκης

                                        Αμερική ψώφα

                                        • Josh R.
                                          Josh R.  1 weeks back

                                          ft. thin-layer chromatography

                                          • Melania Valentine
                                            Melania Valentine  1 weeks back

                                            Nov 2019

                                            • Shaun Pruitt
                                              Shaun Pruitt  6 days back

                                              Melania Valentine https://youtu.be/USEkPJ4xwJU

                                          • LuliLovesYou27
                                            LuliLovesYou27  1 weeks back

                                            I’ve listened to EVERY J cole song hundreds of times ....but the videos.....FUCK I’ve been missing out these are fucking insane I’m calling out sick rest of the week sorry mam I gotta watch these right the fuck now

                                            • Margaret Dillon
                                              Margaret Dillon  1 weeks back

                                              I thought this would be better

                                              • Cristal Brown
                                                Cristal Brown  1 weeks back

                                                Love this song but the video hurts so much.

                                                • Brittany Holloway
                                                  Brittany Holloway  1 weeks back

                                                  J.Cole is the best, he’s def in top 5

                                                  • gRiZxChaos
                                                    gRiZxChaos  1 weeks back

                                                    The shittiest part of this story is that this guy went to jail for selling something that only does good in this world. This cop might get suspended for killing an innocent child. It's a disgusting world we live in.

                                                    • Kuro kun218
                                                      Kuro kun218  2 weeks back

                                                      He put his family in that situation tho.

                                                      • I talk shit.
                                                        I talk shit.  2 weeks back


                                                        • Av Favela
                                                          Av Favela  2 weeks back

                                                          • Kevin Csehoski
                                                            Kevin Csehoski  2 weeks back

                                                            Damn I remembered this song then forgot how sad this music video is

                                                            • Jay Richards
                                                              Jay Richards  2 weeks back

                                                              If only the real cops who murdered Ayana had carried her out as gingerly as the cops in this video did. Sadly they dragged her out by one arm. Like a rag doll.

                                                              • Jay Richards
                                                                Jay Richards  2 weeks back

                                                                The 10K dislikes are from the entire detroit police department.

                                                              • Cierra Seabrooks
                                                                Cierra Seabrooks  2 weeks back

                                                                This video is sad 😭😭

                                                                • Shaun Pruitt
                                                                  Shaun Pruitt  6 days back

                                                                  Cierra Seabrooks https://youtu.be/USEkPJ4xwJU

                                                              • Monique Wiggins
                                                                Monique Wiggins  2 weeks back

                                                                He is so DOPE

                                                                • Jorge Arredondo
                                                                  Jorge Arredondo  2 weeks back

                                                                  Still gives me goosebumps

                                                                  • Goddess Dani D.
                                                                    Goddess Dani D.  2 weeks back

                                                                    Woow this is my 1st time watching this, its soo sad but I love this song. Just shows what type of world we living in..

                                                                    • Shaun Pruitt
                                                                      Shaun Pruitt  6 days back

                                                                      Goddess Dani D. https://youtu.be/USEkPJ4xwJU

                                                                  • Cash Tube
                                                                    Cash Tube  2 weeks back

                                                                    is it me or do y’all not here the star spangled banner

                                                                    • Ronnie Dryden
                                                                      Ronnie Dryden  2 weeks back

                                                                      Jesus Christ

                                                                      • Amazing Amy
                                                                        Amazing Amy  2 weeks back

                                                                        When a married couple keeps talking about your beauty lol

                                                                        • Iceee
                                                                          Iceee  2 weeks back

                                                                          This song needs atleast 1 bil views like cmon this songs so underrated

                                                                          • XIII Key
                                                                            XIII Key  2 weeks back

                                                                            This is America

                                                                            • Jorge Soto
                                                                              Jorge Soto  3 weeks back

                                                                              As 2020 coming up who’s still listening?

                                                                              • EastSo Widit
                                                                                EastSo Widit  3 weeks back

                                                                                song will shit on anybody song lol if he want it to haha.

                                                                                • Cezmi Sürmeli
                                                                                  Cezmi Sürmeli  3 weeks back

                                                                                  way too many onions

                                                                                  • Patrice Clark
                                                                                    Patrice Clark  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I like this song

                                                                                    • Sharon Rosd
                                                                                      Sharon Rosd  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Why is pewdie pie in this video n when did he gain

                                                                                      • AHMADIEQ
                                                                                        AHMADIEQ  3 weeks back

                                                                                        We ain't picture perfect, but we worth the picture still..

                                                                                        • Raquel Vargas
                                                                                          Raquel Vargas  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Reminds me of when I was a teen and my sister and my lil brother were around ten yrs old and 12 when they were outside and the cops pulled up ready to raid our house , my lil brother and sister got scared and tried running inside and they told them to stop or they we will shot them , they guns out on them. And this are lil kids they were talking to .