Art Imitates Life In J.Cole's Poignant 'Crooked Smile' Video

Even at 6 foot 3, rapper J.Cole admits to physical imperfections which make him self-conscious.

In fact, he opens up about his "crooked smile" in the latest single (of the same name) from his album, Born Sinner

Today, he released a music video for the song with imagery inspired by a real-life tragedy involving 7-year-old Aiyana Jones who was killed in a 2010 raid of her father's home by Detroit police. 


The video's inspiration presumably comes from the recent mistrial of the officer accused in Aiyana's death.   

In the final moments of the video, J. Cole offers a tribute and plea: "For Aiyana Stanley-Jones..And Please Reconsider Your War On Drugs." 

According to Innocent Down,  there have been at least 2 innocent victims shot to death by police each month in the past year. 





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