jill scott
*Raise your hand if you think Jill Scott looks good in her thick ‘n lovely figure? Well for those of you who raised your hands, perhaps you’ll appreciate her recent gesture toward her trainer.

The Philadelphia born singer/actress revealed that she had to fire the negative exercise freak when she was told she couldn’t sell a record.

“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.”

Scott 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.”

And as Jill’s new album, “The Light of the Sun,”  is just about to be released, know that it’s about to be raw.