I feel for you
Killing yourself to find a man that'll kill for you

from J. Cole (Ft. TLC) – Crooked Smile Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Truth is the subject in this line… The truth is that you’re going through extreme measures to meet social dogma… yet you’re looking to find someone who is loyal and real, when you are not loyal and real to yourself.

Girls are “killing” themselves by wearing uncomfortable shoes like heels which squish their toes and hurt their feet and back, and going under the knife for cosmetic surgery — all in order to impress a man that will “kill to have her”, rather than for their own self esteem.

In addition, women are looking for a true ROD (ride or die) someone who is loyal to the point that they would literally kill for them if a situation ever came to that point. Cole knows that loyalty is the trait most women want, and the hardest to find.

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