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Jill Scott on Firing Her Trainer After He Told Her She Wouldn’t ‘Sell a Record’

Jill Scott is an artist that truly defines strength. Overall she is a woman who truly knows who she is and most of all, in my opinion is the epitome of beauty—gorgeous on both inside and out.  Scott Recently interviewed with and kept it real about the incident between her and her personal trainer.

I don’t know if I necessarily thought about it because this is all hindsight,” Scott tells Singersroom about her past appearance. “But now that I think about it, I had gotten a trainer because I wanted to have more stamina. The trainer told me that if I didn’t lose weight, I would never sell a record. Of course he was fired [Laughs]. To completely spite him I decided not to – I think I probably gained weight. I was mad! The way I saw it was, how are you going to tell me I can’t? I didn’t appreciate that.”

She continues, “My grandmother’s favorite saying was ‘you can’t hold your stomach in forever’ meaning you can’t be what you’re not forever. Eventually you’re going to have to sit down and open your belt buckle. I think for me I just wanted to be myself and be in the skin I was most comfortable in because I’m a little shy – just a little bit. I have terrible stage fright and I didn’t want to be in clothes that were not my own. By that I just mean I didn’t want to be something that I’m not and pretend all day long. I don’t want to live like that. If I’m going to offer my gift to the world, I have to do it on my own terms and in the way that I feel the most comfortable.” Talk about living your life “Like its Golden.” Not to mention that photo is super, crazy, hot, dope! I love it!


  1. Vandellish on June 1, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    This “trainer”…Never mind superficial let’s talk about STUPID!!
    What energy/protein drinks did he mix telling a ten-year + proven artist that she can’t sell music anymore because of her weight? Hasn’t he ever heard ‘Family Reunion?’, ‘Long Walk???’ That’s the problem with many Americans these days. We put all our effort and attention into style and skimp on the substance. Jill Scott is ALL about substance and it still takes nothing away from her style.

    Good job firing that guy for being a bad fit and keep putting out sharp music Jill. Head nodders like me don’t care what you look like as long as you’re healthy, smiling and comfortable with your own damn appearance. To put a spin on my favorite song of yours ‘Spring Summer Feeling’ I can honestly say….’It takes more than waistlines to move me.’

  2. ChellBellz on June 1, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    He was wrong for saying that, but at the same time I have been so sick from weight related diseases and i’m 25. I thought it would happen later, i would have time to do something about. Jill needs to do whatever makes her healthy, if she cares at all. I had a trainer tell me the harshest thing, he told me I needed to stop playing around or i would be sick, i laughed him off and fired him. Guess what i’m sick now, and its taking a long time to get back on track….

  3. JazzyShiron on June 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I think that Jill looks great after having lost the weight.  There are some people who lose weight, and it looks terrible on them, however I think she looks very solid and statuesque.  You can see more of her natural curves.  She has a great body to go with an already great voice! 

  4. QUENSEL LAWRENCE on June 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I LOVED, LOVED Jill Scott from the very beginning. Her weight was not a weight-problem to me. Her music was what we needed, and I would have been in love with before or after. The non-factor here is the trainer. Her photos now are fabulous, but we love Jill no matter what.