Note to Dreamers: “I advise you to stop sharing your dreams with people who try to hold you back, even if they’re your parents [or friends]. Because, if you’re the kind of person who senses there’s something out there for you beyond whatever it is you’re expected to do – if you want to be EXTRA-ordinary- you will not get there by hanging around a bunch of people who tell you you’re not extraordinary. Instead, you will probably become as ordinary as they expect you to be.” – #KellyCutrone  (snapshot: #jillscott)



Whoa! LOL Jilly from Philly wastes no time… In a recent interview with Essence Magazine Jill explains that she only dates men for 6 months! Hey, I can understand that… I mean she has been married once, then engaged and now she’s currently single. At this point I’m sure she knows exactly what she wants!


With her most recent role in the Lifetime Movie “With This Ring” which I might add was really a good movie. It had me thinking about my relationships and what I really want out of them as well. On the subject of her role Jill Scott says…

“The movie made us all think about what we’re doing. For Regina and I, the two single girls, we really thought about what it is we want,”

Now what does she want? Jill’s character in the movie feels pressured to “complete” their lives by getting married within a year. She says she usually knows when she’s met someone special after about six months of dating.

“I’m older now so I see a little bit better than I did before. My longest relationships now are about nine months,” she said. “Actually, now it’s grown to six months. There’s no need for me to waste my time or anybody else’s. I know by then. If you make it over the six month hump, you have done something. I must really like you.”

Scott says that in order for a relationship to work, in addition to really liking the man in her life, she has to really like herself.

“You have to be who you are and you have to genuinely love who you love in order to have a lasting marriage,” she advises. “Getting married is one thing; staying married is something else.”

Great Advice…

– Empress ❤

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: The Roots – You Got Me feat. Jill Scott & Erykah Badu (LIVE)

This is one of my all time favorite performances… Enjoy!


– Empress ❤

Ms. Jill & Jett Cover Ebony Magazine May 2013 Issue



Love the COVER, not so sure about the message… As you can see Ms. Jill (Jill Scott) and her son have been featured on Ebony Magazines May 2013 Cover with the tagline “Saving Our Sons” In the article Ms. Jill is quoted as she discussed single Parenthood raising a son and the joys of being a Mother.

she lost me a little bit when she began discuss how it takes a village to raise a child… She mentioned several female roles in families but neglected to mention any males. Now, I don’t know what the relationship is with Jett’s father (drummer lil John Roberts) but I can’t help but notice that she made no mention of a father or any male role models…

“You cannot do it all by yourself… You need a village: some Aunties, Grand moms,  friends. I couldn’t do this by myself and i would be a fool to think I could.”

It could mean nothing… Ijs

Pick up the issue and let me know what you think!

Jill Scott og Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland)

Jill Scott og Jennifer Nettles (Sugarland) (Photo credit: aktivioslo)

– Empress ❤