Diva Database: Jill Scott

Veranos de la Villa 2012: Jill Scott

Her name is J-I-L-L-S-C-O-T-T, representing North Philly, y’all. When we hear Jill Scott on the intro to “Who Is Jill Scott,” her 2000 debut album, we know, instantly, that she’s representing real divas, especially their love (“He Loves Me”) and their pain (“Love Rain”). But she’s all about divas knowing their worth, too. Check her poetry on “Womanifesto,” where she spits; “I am a Grand Dame Queen Beast.” Jill is a diversified diva showcasing talent as a singer, songwriter (She won a Grammy for “You Got Me.”), poet and actress. We felt her as Sheila in Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? and just as much as Precious Ramotswe in The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Keep representing, Jill.