I thought I’ve seen all of Jazmine’s live performance videos of “Girl Like Me”, from Tiny Desk, Jimmy Fallon, Pandora Live, to HBO. But I just came across this performance today, my girl Jazzy posted a clip from on IG. It’s an ‘Okay Now’ Listening Session that took place at Soho House in LA, sponsored by Netflix.
This version is different, I felt every word she was singing. She sang it like her boyfriend left her for another woman right before this performance, especially from 2:57- 3:50. I’ve had this song on rotation since her “Heaux Tales” album came out in January 2021, but today was my first time looking up the lyrics to this song. Wow… It’s word for word how I felt and thought after my last bad break-up; the insecurity, doubt, and lack of closure. I never turned into a hoe tho, lol.