Today, Jill Scott will star as James Brown’s second wife Deidre “DeeDee” Jenkins in the biopic “Get On Up.” In lieu of the silver screen spotlight, Scott appears on the cover of the September issue of Essence Magazine. On the cover, the Philly native is seen wearing an alluring bodycon dress while wearing a blonde wig styled by Ursula Stephens, Rihanna’s well-known hairstylist. Can we say werk?
The magazine reports Scott has found love again but this time she will keep her romantic life private. She tells Essence:
“My only job is to be happy. So for everybody that cares about me and is not trying to be all up in a celebrity’s business, just know that I’m happy. My son is happy. We enjoy our lives.”
The “He Loves Me” singer also notes she is back in the studio, recording her fifth album. But before you take your calendars out to mark the date, Scott claims it will be a long time before fans hear her new music. She proclaims, ”I’m a wood-burning stove; It’s a slow brew.” In the interview, Scott also covers her 63-pound weight loss journey (#SheDidThat) and exploring how to enjoy fashion with her new body.
To read more of Scott’s interview, pick up your copy of Essence now!