Jill Scott Covers EBONY With Her Son; Discusses Motherhood and Being Sexy

Jill Scott Ebony Cover

Featured on the May 2013 issue of EBONY Magazine is singer/actress Jill Scott.  She’s on the cover with her handsome little man Jett in the issue that has a special report titled Saving Our Sons.  The report is on how save young black men growing up in single-family homes and facing poverty, violence, and education barriers.

In the issue Jill Scott opens up about her struggles as a single mother and admits that it’s hard raising a child alone, but she has a support system.  She admits that while she’s a great mother, she can not teach her son how to be a man.  She also discusses what being sexy means to her.

Check out a few excerpts below:

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-mother:

“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 son:

“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 sexy:

“The way I see things, I think that’s sexy. The way I think and the way I pray, I believe, are very sexy. 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 sexy more so than what you do.’…”

If you are a single mom raising a child on your own, look out for this issue on newsstands April 16th.

See a few more pics below:

Photograph of Jill Scott and son Jett

Jill Scott Ebony

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