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Jill Scott & Glowing New Look Cover Essence October 2012

Jill Scott Essence October 2012

Jill Scott & Glowing New Look Cover Essence October 2012

Jill Scott debuts a sexy short natural on the cover of Essence Magazine‘s October 2012 issue and its “Black Is Beautiful” feature. Jill, who had to throw a diva fit to cover the magazine au naturelle, talks hair, her new philosophy on men, her new movie and more!

Jill Scott Essence October 2012

Jill Scott for Essence Magazine October 2012

 “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.”

We’ll soon see the glowing soul songstress/actress starring in Lifetime‘s all-Black revamp of the 1980’s classic Steel Magnolias.

image via afrolistasandthecity