Jilly from Philly doesn’t just sing about grits.
As you were scrolling through Twitter this morning chances are you saw that Philadelphia soul singer Jill Scott was trending. Sure, your mind immediately thought the worst — did something happen to her? Is she ok?
Well, rest assured — Scott is fine, living her best life and celebrating her sexuality during her live performances. The reason why Scott is trending is because of a video that recently surfaced showing the artist imitating a sexual act to a microphone. The act becomes more and more elaborate as Scott continues on, resulting in an ending that, well — you just have to watch it.
Following the video’s virality a handful of Twitter users seemed surprised by Scott.
So wayment….I didn’t know Jill Scott was like THAT pic.twitter.com/esb5pqj6QS
— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) November 13, 2018
Someone come fetch aunt Jill Scott 😂 https://t.co/mTRIO7IkJW
— Culprit (@CulpritEnter) November 13, 2018
Jill Scott got issues 😦 pic.twitter.com/xDan9FYCVM
— 𝓀ℯ𝓃𝓏 (@Bokenza1) November 13, 2018
But longtime fans of the singer weren’t surprised, reminding people that this is the same woman who wrote “Crown Royal” and “Love Rain.”
“Lol at y’all Jill Scott newbies. Y’all thought she was incense and sandals huh?” Questlove tweeted.
Lol at y’all Jill Scott newbies. Y’all thought she was incense and sandals huh? pic.twitter.com/mEeQ2o5L2A
— Trash That Rizzo Statue (@questlove) November 13, 2018
Jemele Hill also joined in on the discussion.
Me seeing people just now realize that Jilly from Philly isn’t out here making African-American studies-friendly bops pic.twitter.com/Rp8XhyPvxR
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 13, 2018
Scott herself also spoke on the viral video, taking to Twitter to write: “Hi. I sing/act out all kinds of stories. You should cum to my shows. After a Jill Scott show, most people get splendidly laid by whoever they came with…They also usually go on 2happier, more productive, focused, wealthy lives.”
Hi. I sing/act out all kinds of stories. You should cum to my shows. After a Jill Scott show, most people get splendidly laid by whoever they came with😁👍🏽🎶🤪🎉 #iftheydontFitup #stopfrontinusuckdicktoo
They also usually go on 2happier, more productive, focused, wealthy lives.
— ⭐Jill Scott⭐ (@missjillscott) November 13, 2018
Check out more responses below. It’s also worth noting that another trending topic dedicated to Scott exists titled “Jilly.” Jilly is definitely for the real ones who’ve known Scott was always about this life.
The shock that Jill Scott is sexual in her performances from people who owe their existence to her first album is gonna crack me up all day.
— ❄Mikki Kendall❄ (@Karnythia) November 13, 2018
Lmao, I'm DYING because I read the lyrics to Jill Scott's "Love Rain" in my 9th grade poetry class and got detention promptly after. The teacher had to explain to me why that "poem" was wildly inappropriate.
— Quenchi (@MrQuenchiAdams) November 13, 2018
All the Uncles, in their finest 5 button suits, at the Jill Scott show like… pic.twitter.com/D5RIoil82k
— Fish'N'Chips Freddie (@SDY292) November 13, 2018