As much as I admire and respect Jada Pinkett Smith, seeing her on the cover of Essence Magazine was the equivalent to seeing Halle or Mary J. Blige on the cover. All three sistas have covered the magazine numerous times but c’mon now… isn’t it time to find some fresh new faces? I’m all for supporting a sista, and with Hawthorne pulling in better than solid rating for TNT, Jada is definitely worth acknowledging as it’s star and producer. Still- variety is the spice of life and Essence could use a bit of spice.
Getting back to the cover(s) for just a moment; Jada has two of them. The actress is naked on one cover and dressed on the other. Jada says she stripped down to teach her daughter and all women about positive body image and loving themselves no matter what.
Both issues will newsstands June 11th and we’ll have inside scans when they do.