Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Philadelphia-born and -breed singer Jill Scott is the September covergirl for Essence magazine. Jill talks about her new album, The Real Thing, her divorce, her new role in the upcoming Tyler Perry movie and weight in an industry that worships the "skinny girls".
Jill, who still resides in the Philly area, said that "I didn’t allow myself to know whatever misgivings or sadness or separation there was between my husband and me. I just wanted to stay positive. I learned a lot, and some of that I’ve tried to convey in this project."

She recently shot the video for her singles "Hate On Me" and continues with several film and music projects in the works.

1 comment:

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