J. Cole waxed philosophical on the arbitrary nature of physical beauty last night on Conan, where the rapper performed "Crooked Smile" from his new album Born Sinner. Flanked by a band and two backup singers, Cole assessed his own grill and expressed sympathy to women for societal standards of beauty that can prompt insecurity. "Never let 'em see you frown / And if you need a friend to pick you up, I'll be around," he rapped. Who says chivalry is dead?
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