By now everyone on the Black blogosphere knows that Jill Scott is standing firmly behind Bill Cosby as the sage comedian continues to be bombarded with rape allegations. The soul singer took to twitter to express her opinion on the matter after an activist contacted Jill to ask her to sign a petition demanding Temple University to end their relationship with Cosby. Jill also went on to ask for proof of the allegations, as well as “advise” women to go to the hospital after a rape instead of showering. read more » » » »
Thanks to the addition of Jill Scott, when “The Voice” returns to the air on February 24th, it will do so with a much needed injection of soul.
According to published reports, Jilly from Philly will be Team Usher, joining the R&B crooner to help groom tomorrow’s generation of singers.
In an interview with ExtraTV, Usher said he personally asked Jill to join the show as a guest judge, saying her skills as a singer, songwriter, musician and actress, make her his “secret weapon” for the upcoming season. read more » » » »
Ooops, my bad. Jill Scott’s Twerking Tweet Gets Her In Trouble
Oh Twitter. Thou art a heartless bitch.
R&B singer Jill Scott inadvertently walked into a schit storm of trouble when she sent out this tweet. “Twerking was invented when some woman of African descent ran out of toilet paper. There’s plenty now. Kmart, 7-eleven, target… good prices 2.”
I got the joke. Others, particularly women of African descent, did not and quickly let Jill know their unhappiness.
Below is a sampling of the comments PG enough for me to post.
Jill quickly got wind of the furor and set about cleaning up the mess, tweeting “Relax. It’s a joke. Visuals darling. Visuals.”
When that wasn’t enough, Jill came back with a somewhat more humble apology. “O K For the slow and sensitive- African women since b4 Venus Hottentot have been know 4 the sizable derrière. It was a visual JOKE. Chill.”
Jill closed out the convo on a positive note, saying “Love the passion. Misguided, confused and ultra sensitive but good. The point- we’ve taken something private & made it über public. Pull up.”
It’s been a minute but Jill Scott is finally back with a new video from her “Light of the Sun” album. The ‘Blessed’ songstress is back with the visual of the same name, which wouldn’t you know it- she directed herself.
Check it out below and let us know what you think.
Singer Jill Scott puts her stellar acting chops to good use in the emotionally charged video for her single “Hear My Call.”
The video is presently available for free on Itunes from now until the 29th, so don’t forget to download your copy.
“Hear My Call” is the fourth single to be released from Jill’s #1 album “Light of the Sun”. To see the Miss Scott performing her new tracks live you can check her out on her “Block Party Tour,” which doesn’t wrap until late November.