EXCLUSIVE DETAILS: Jill Scott DEMANDED Her Natural Hair Be Shown On Magazine Cover
She's one of our favorite YBF chicks for a reason. Fresh off her Made In America Festival performance in her hometown of Philly, singer/actress Jill Scott has just been revealed as the October 2012 cover girl for Essence Magazine. Check out the ultimatum she offered up to the magazine inside...
We caught up with the gorgeous 40-year-old at her Festival afterparty at Union Transport in Philly Sunday night, which also served as a fundraiser for her charity, Camp Jill Scott. And she unveiled her new cover alongside EIC Constance White.
Jill exclusively told TheYBF.com that she "staged sort of a coup" to make sure she could rock her natural hair for the cover. The confident chick gave the magazine company a choice--either she did the cover spread with her natural hair, or she wasn't doing the cover AT ALL.
When we asked who would actually protest her request, she said we would be surprised, because it indeed happens.
But it clearly it paid off. The "Golden" singer is looking simply fabulous on the cover of the October 2012 issue. And since she can rock her natural hair just as fabulously as her wigs/weaves, she said in the mag that she has a right to do both:
“This is the simplest form of myself. I look in the mirror and it’s like, ‘Hey, there you go. What’s up, girl?’ For me, hair is an accoutrement. Hair is jewelry. It’s an accessory. Tomorrow I may want a wig down to my butt and I’m gonna rock it, and the next day I may want a big Afro and I’m gonna rock that too…”
Loves it. And if you've been wondering why we rarely see her 3-year old son Jett, Jill says it's because she wants to keep him out of the business. But the little cutie does attend concerts inconspicuously watching mommy from the crowd. Sweet!
Jill is also starring in the upcoming all-black remake of Steel Magnolias on Lifetime, October 7th at 9p ET.