Jason Derulo posted a video on TikTok this week in which he attempted to eat corn off a spinning power drill, but chipped his front teeth midway. 

Derulo opened the video by saying, “Hey, have you all seen this? I’ve always wanted to try it. Life hack,” before during on the power drill and starting to eat the corn. A few seconds in, Derulo whimpered in pain and revealed that his front teeth were chipped. He captioned the video, “Don’t try this 😭😭😭.”

@jasonderuloDon’t try this 😭😭😭♬ original sound – jasonderulo

The TikTok received over 17.7 million views and 2.4 million likes.

Many fans were skeptical. Derulo is known to use TikTok to create optical illusions and play pranks on his followers. 

Derulo posted a follow up video where he angrily asks his friend how much it will cost to fix his teeth. He said, “Yo, for real. How much do you think it’s gonna cost to fix?” His friend answered by saying, “You don’t have to fix it, it’s fine.” To this Derulo responded, “Stop lying! I know it’s f–king ugly. Look at me! It’s f–king despicable.”

@jasonderulo@jenafrumes trying to make me feel better😭♬ original sound – jasonderulo

Photographers captured photos of Derulo in the car with perfect unchipped teeth later that day. The next day, Derulo posted a Tiktok of him showing off a brand new smile with the caption, “😁😁😁.” 

@jasonderulo😁😁😁

♬ crystal dolphin switch up – kyleyoumadethat

Other examples of Derulo’s pranks include a video where he appeared to be separating his head from his body and when he participated in Tiktok’s “wipe it down challenge.” Derulo filmed himself wiping a mirror and as he did it another person is revealed where Derulo should be standing. 

In his most recent video, Derulo places a spoon full of peanut butter in front of his dog and then leaves to see if his dog will wait for him to get back to eat the peanut butter. Derulo captioned the video, “Is #IceDerulo a good boy?”