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You can tell from Jill Scott’s songs that when this Philly lady loves, she loves hard and we always sort of get the feeling that Miss Scott loves the idea of love. But when we chatted up the Grammy Award-winning artist at the press junket for her upcoming flick, “Baggage Claim,” she said don’t get it twisted when it comes to her sensual songs — she is hardly pressed for a man.
When we asked whether Jill she had any similarities with “Baggage Claim’s” main character, Montana, who is dying to make it down the aisle, Jill said she is quite the opposite:
“I’m not pressed for romance or love,” she told us. Love, yes. But I’m not pressed to be in a relationship with anybody. If it happens, it happens, but I’m not on a man hunt.
“Eventually, would I like to get married? I don’t know. I did that. I’ve been there and I married my best friend so if I were going to do that again I’d have to be swept – and well.”
Shoot, if you’re going to do it the first time you need to be swept — and well — but we definitely understand where Jill is coming from. No one wants to make the same mistake twice, especially when you thought the first time around was right.
Since we were on the topic of alleged mistakes, we couldn’t resist to ask Jill what’s the craziest thing she’s ever done for love and here’s what she said:
“Getting on a plane impromptu – literally just going to the airport, not knowing if there’s a flight or not – and getting on a flight and flying for six hours to apologize.”
She must’ve done something really wrong…
Check out the full second part of our interview with Jill in the video below. What do you think about what she said?
Jill Scott: I Never Said I Don’t Like Interracial Relationships, But If A White Woman Validates You, You’re Misguided
I think I could listen to Jill Scott talk all day long. Not only does the 41-year-old Grammy Award winner have one of the most calming and melodic voices I’ve ever heard, she also drops a lot of knowledge whenever she opens her mouth.
When we caught up with the singer on the press junket for the upcoming movie “Baggage Claim,” we knew exactly what we wanted to ask her about: that 2010 essay on interracial dating in Essence magazine and her advice for single mothers raising black men, in light of both her admission to suffering from postpartum depression after having her son and the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Miss Scott was kind enough to speak freely on both topics and this is what she had to say.
Advice to single moms
“Be his mother, be his friend, but don’t be his girlfriend. That’s a big one.
“He’ll have to understand the repercussions of his actions. That’s your job. To make sure that he understands and feels the full brunt of what will happen if he doesn’t abide by the rules of this here house. I’m going to be lenient. I’m not going to lock you in a cage, but society will. So I need you to understand the pros and cons of being a rebel. Real spit.
“Don’t talk bad about his dad. If you have to bite your tongue in half, do that before you start talking crap about his dad. He’ll look at that as a reflection of himself and exactly who you don’t want him to be is who he’ll be because he thinks it’s in his DNA, but it’s bigger than DNA and that’s big.”
How she feels about her 2010 essay on interracial dating today
“I wasn’t talking about interracial dating and that’s where everybody seemed to get it twisted. The article was intended to be called ‘I’m just saying.’ What it ended up being was Jill Scott discusses interracial relationships. I’m a writer and the first thing I know is in order to discuss something I have to do research and that’s not what that article was about.
“It was a response, the internal response, to a happy, healthy, wealthy, black man having a white wife or a white girlfriend. What is that in us? That’s what I was talking about. Not them. Us. So it was pretty unfortunate what I ended up being on this platform where I don’t like interracial relationships. That’s not what I said. That’s not what I said at all.
“I love love. If you love that person, please love them hard and good. But if you are there because you think that having this woman validates who you are as a person, then you’re misguided and misled.”
No argument here. In the video below, Jill Scott also admitted to dating a white man before and also laid out what her idea of perfect man is, including someone who is “hungry for her love making often.”
Go head Miss Scott!
Watch the full interview below. What do you think?
When Jill Scott “speaks a word” through song, all you need to do is be prepared to receive it.
We recently introduced some of you to the Robert Glasper Experiment, led by jazz pianist Robert Glasper, and told you about Black Radio 2, their new album dropping October 29th. Well, earlier this week, they released the first single, “Calls,” featuring the one and only Jill Scott.
On “Calls” Jill’s voice is powerful yet understated as she sings of a good man that makes her feel loved, secure and happy. In the third verse, she sings:
Even when I’m with my friends at the party
And everybody’s around me
And I feel, still, lonely,
You come to mind I see your eyes
I see that smile
And I’m alright for a little while longer
The chorus is almost haunting as she repeats, “You always my calls when I call…you always come,” making you really feel how much this man means to her. Almost anyone can relate to a song like this: the woman who’s been dating a guy for a short while and is totally “starry-eyed” by him to the woman who has been with her man for years and still gets butterflies when she think of or sees him.
The Experiment’s music really just brings it all together. Thankfully, this is only a radio edit, as Glasper tweeted that the album will have an extended version. By the way, the above picture is a little light but it was taken the actual night of the recording. Jill is in the center and to her right are drummer John Roberts (who is also her son’s father) and Robert Glasper, respectively.
Get into it…or not! Check it out and let us know what you think!
Sometimes celebrities make it hard to get on their team. These stars’ recent comments have left their fans confused between the crazy advice, rants and shade that have come out on Twitter, in interviews and on the streets. Here’s the best of the best.
“You Cannot Do It All By Yourself”: Jill Scott And Son Jett Cover The May “Motherhood” Issue Of EBONY And Talk Life As A Single Mom
Who else is really loving these covers EBONY has done lately? That revamp definitely did the magazine a lot of good and we’re feeling it!
For the new May issue, which centers around motherhood (of course because of Mother’s Day), Jill Scott covers the magazine with her very adorable 3-year-old son Jett. According to LoveBrownSugar.com, the singer speaks on how motherhood has changed her, and the success and sometimes struggles of being a single mother.
From the snippets provided, Scott says that of all the things she loves about being a mother, it’s the moments when she feels and sees the love from her son in some of the smallest ways that moves her the most.
“Motherhood is getting your hands and your feet in the soil…When Jett puts my face in his hands and tells me, ‘Mommy you’re so pretty’ or smells me, it’s so wonderful.”
She also dishes on the reality check she received trying to raise Jett as a single mom after her relationship with her former drummer and fiancé Lil’ John Roberts, ended some time after Jett was brought into the world (they are said to be co-parenting though). She says that every single mother needs a “village,” as she puts it:
“That I-can-do-it-by-myself mentality is a lie. I’m sorry if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but you cannot do it all by yourself. You need a village: some aunties, grandmoms, friends. I couldn’t do this by myself and would be a fool to think I could.”
You can get more of Scott’s thoughts and advice on motherhood when this newest issue of EBONY drops on April 16, and you can see more photos from the shoot at LoveBrownSugar. But in the meantime, do you remember this picture of Scott and Jett above from when she debuted him to the world in Essence? He’s grown up so fast since she showed him off in that magazine in 2010. Definitely a cutie-patootie, and he looks just like Jill!
What do you think about her take on motherhood?
If you ask me, Why Did I Get Married was one of Tyler Perry’s best movies. Sure, it was still overly dramatic at times; but I know I was invested in the characters and their stories. It was funny, heartbreaking at times–especially when Mike was dogging Sheila out– and it even provoked a little discussion. You know the plot…in fact, you have the DVD at the crib; but, we bet you don’t know what the stars of the film had to say about the process. Check it out in the pages to follow.
It looks one of our favorite singers turned actress is going to be very busy in 2013.
Jill Scott, aka Jilly from Philly, is set to c-star in the CBS pilot Second Sight, According to EURweb. The show will likely premiere in the fall.
Second Sight will center around Detective Ross Tanner (played by Jason Lee) who tries to hide the fact that he has an ocular disease that causes him to have hallucinations. But when he tries to catch a serial killer, he realizes that it’ll take his eyesight just as much as his experience as a cop to find him.
Scott will play Dr. Callier, the specialist who treats his disease.
Second Sight will also star Derek Luke, cast as Det. Paul Giroux, an overeager cop who is part of Tanner’s team. He may or may not know about Tanner’s disease but either way, he wants his job.
Jill Scott is going to be pretty busy this year. In addition to this latest announcement, she’s also in the upcoming film Baggage Claim and she’ll be a performer at the 2013 Essence Festival. Want more? Jill also casually mentioned on Twitter that she’ll be releasing two albums this year. Whew!
As for the Second Sight, CBS isn’t known for keeping an audience’s attention, especially black viewers, so we’ll see how this goes!
Does this sound like something you’d watch?
One Hot Summer: Beyoncé Set To Headline Essence Music Festival, Along With Maxwell, Jill Scott, Brandy…And Keyshia Cole
If you were looking for a reason to head to New Orleans in July for the 19th annual Essence Music Festival this year, this new lineup of theirs is sure to have you thirsty to get to NOLA. Recently announced to headline this year’s festival is the ultimate diva, Beyoncé. Adding another date to her already jam packed Mrs. Carter tour schedule, Bey will take the Superdome stage one mo’ ‘gin for fans, and everyone seems excited, including Essence Communication President, Michelle Ebanks, who says, “We are incredibly excited to welcome Beyoncé back to the 2013 ESSENCE Festival line-up. She is truly the ultimate ESSENCE woman.” Homegirl will of course headline one of three concert nights that is happening July 4-7, but her specific show date has not been pegged yet. In any case, keep those four days open in your schedule.
Ironically, Bey is a headliner, as is Keyshia Cole, who has had a lot to say as of late about homegirl’s former Destiny’s Child bandmate, Michelle Williams. Jill Scott is also a big headliner for the festival, as is my husband Maxwell, Brandy, Charlie Wilson and many more talented folks (including the very slept on Les Nubians, who are an amazing group!). Check out the many acts who have so far been slated to perform during the 19th annual Essence Music Festival come summer, and get more info on another sure-to-knock-the-lights-out-performance by Beyoncé at Essence.com.
Will you be there July 4-7, and who would you be excited to see?
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Chrissy Teigen v. Team Breezy
Team Breezy is agro. All Chrissy said during the Billboard Music Awards this year was that Chris Brown’s performance wasn’t great. Is that really enough reason to threaten to kill a chick? They got so out of line that Breezy had to come in and calm things down. Some people are too crazy to handle 140 characters.
I had been waiting on this collaboration from Jilly from Philly and the most soulful man in the game, Anthony Hamilton, for a good long while now. So when I heard that these two were getting together on a track, I knew some type of magic was going to take place. And I was not disappointed. “So In Love” is a classic “shake something down at the family reunion” type of song. It just feels good. Which is exactly why it’s the jam of the day. Hopefully, it’ll spread some positive vibes all over your Monday morning situation.