Jill Scott took some time out of her busy schedule recently to sit down with Ebony magazine. The singer has been quite busy raising her son, Jett Hamilton Roberts, actually. Nearly four years ago she welcomed Jett with former drummer, Lil’ John Roberts. He’ll turn four on April 25th.
During her interview, she dishes on what it’s like being a single mother the difficulty of raising a son to be a man. Here’s a bit of what she had to say.
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 raising a young man:
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 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 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.’…
The May issue will be available on news stands on April 16th.