Who Is My Soul-Singin’ Mommy?

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Who Is My Mommy?

This curly haired little prince belongs to a soul-singin’ songstress known for her deep lyrics and one-of-a-kind sound.

She’s also dabbled in acting and done a pretty good job, but has been laying low on the music scene in comparison to her earlier years in the game.

She recently sat down for a personal interview where she talked about being saaxy, raising a boy to be a man, and why it’s impossible for women to raise children alone. Can you guess who she is?

Hit the flip to find out and read a few excerpts from the interview…


This pint sized celebrity seed belongs to none other than soul singer Jill Scott. Jill recently covered the Mother’s Day 2013 issue of Ebony and shared her experiences so far with raising her 3-year-old son Jett.

via Ebony

On Motherhood:
“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.”

On Being a Single Mom:
“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.”

On Raising a Boy:
“It’s challenging being a single mom … No matter what I do, I’ll never be a man. Ever. I can show Jett how to be a thinker, how to enjoy music or how to feel, and to conquer. But I cannot show him how to be a man.”

On Being Saaxy:
“The way I see things, I think that’s [saaaxy]. The way I think and the way I pray, I believe. I’ve never been the girl with too few clothes on. My mother told me, ‘It’s what you don’t do that makes you [saxxxy] more so than what you do.'”

Tell it like it is Jill. Do you agree with her ‘single mom’ comments about women not being able to do it alone?


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