Jill Scott has returned to the cover of ESSENCE magazine as she shows off her New Look on the September issue.
The soulful songstress, who recently dropped 63 pounds, flaunts her slimmer figure in a bodycon Ekineyo dress and a striking platinum blonde wig. In her cover story, Scott dishes on her weight loss journey and finding clothes that compliment her curves. “If you really enjoy fashion…then you have to be versatile,” she says.
Jill has also found love again but she stresses the importance of keeping her love life private. “My only job is to be happy,” she says. “So for everybody that cares about me and is not trying to be all up in a celebrity’s business, just know that I’m happy. My son is happy. We enjoy our lives.”
In addition to films, the Philly native has been working on new music, but she is taking time with her anticipated fifth studio album. “I’m a wood-burning stove,” she explains. “It’s a slow brew.”
You can currently catch Jill on the big screen in the James Brown biopic Get On Up, where she plays the Godfather of Soul’s second wife, Deidre “Dee Dee” Jenkins. The film is in theaters now!
Want to see more of Jill’s stunning looks? Go behind the scenes of her new cover shoot below!