Old Clip of J. Cole Omitting ‘That Jada and That Will Love’ Lyric in “No Role Modelz” Resurfaces Amid News About Smiths’ Marriage

Jada Pinkett Smith recently confirmed she and Will Smith have been living "completely separate lives" since 2016.

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Did J. Cole have doubts about that Jada and that Will love?

A 2022 Dreamville Festival clip has resurfaced showing the Grammy-winning rapper bypassing a line in "No Role Modelz" about his admiration for the once-heralded romance shared between Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. In the video below, Cole moved the mic away from his mouth and raised his arms instead of delivering the line "that Jada and that Will love," leaving the crowd to take care of it.

Complex's Jordan Rose was at the 2022 edition of the fest, noting at the time that "No Role Modelz" was Cole's closer and reporting that "as the festival came to an end, the crowd recited, 'That Jada and that Will love,' in mass unison, for obvious reasons." The Slap had just gone down one week prior.


In case you were wondering, no he didn’t say the line 🥲 #jcole #jadaandthatwilllove

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A lot changed for the Smiths a couple years after that song arrived via Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive album. While promoting her memoir Worthy, Jada discussed the revelation that she and Will have been separated since 2016 with Today's Hoda Kotb. "I think by the time we got to 2016 we were just exhausted with trying," she said. "I think we were both kind of still stuck in our fantasy of what we thought the other person should be."

Jada confirmed they have been living "completely separate lives" over the last seven years. The two have been married since 1997 and do not appear to be headed toward a divorce anytime soon, according to Pinkett Smith.

Jada also spoke about her reaction to the infamous 2022 Oscars incident between Will and Chris Rock, claiming she initially thought the slap was a skit. Prior to
"The Slap," Pinkett Smith alleges Rock asked her out on a date in light of rumors of a divorce.

Pinkett Smith said Rock was "appalled" and "profusely apologized" after being told that there was no truth to the divorce rumors.

Among the many public figures to weigh in on Jada’s recent revelations were 50 Cent (“free Will Smith”) and Jim Jones. Meanwhile, plenty of Twitter users have been wondering if Cole will change the "No Role Modelz" line in the future.

I think J Cole should really change the lyrics of “No Role Modelz”. He dont wanna have that Jada and Will love.

— Solo (@therealtsnaper) October 14, 2023
Twitter: @therealtsnaper

I know J.Cole is punching the air rn. Those ‘No Role Modelz’ lyrics about Jada & Will didn’t age well https://t.co/AQOkXGQkyF

— $samo_awe (@samo_awe) October 13, 2023
Twitter: @samo_awe

Naw J.Cole Imma need you to rewrite that “Jada and Will love” lyric on no role modelz ASAP

— Retro-🕺🏾 (@CertifiedRetro_) October 16, 2023
Twitter: @CertifiedRetro_

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