Monday, October 18, 2021

Jill Scott Dishes About Her ‘Verzuz’ Battle with Erykah Badu [WATCH]

Jill Scott - Erykah Badu
Jill Scott – Erykah Badu (Getty)

*Jill Scott joined Big Tigger from RADIO.COM and V-103 Atlanta’s in the Verizon Artist Lounge to talk about her Verzuz battle with Erykah Badu

Scott and Badu hosted the first female battle of the popular Instagram Live #Verzuz series on Saturday night (May 9), and collectively pulled 6.7 million U.S. streams over the weekend for their total song catalogs, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, via Billboard

During her conversation with Tigger, Jill explained the process of preparing for the virtual show: “I did not want to do anything that was expected… like here’s a hit, here’s a hit… I heard about what happens in these things, but I wanted to share some music… I wanted to share some stuff that would maybe expand my audience….and then when they do more research and buy my catalog, which they are doing!” she said, per radio.com

Check out the rest of the conversation via the IG clip below. 

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Fresh off of her @verzuztv #battle with @erykahbadu, @missjillscott #PulledUpOnATig to talk life, music, and legacy…

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Big Tigger also took questions from fans, with one asking Jilly from Philly: “What have you learned, new or different about your craft, and or talent since quarantine?”

Scott replied, “…there is a certain part of quiet that is mandatory for art, in order to hear it all, going in the backyard and listening to nature. I’ve learned that that is crucial… quieting oneself to hear everything… my pen has really enjoyed that. I’m writing all kinds of things. Adding, “I don’t know when, I don’t know why, I’m not judging it, I’ve got time. I can write my heart out and take a nap… I’ve never had this amount of time in my life ever.”

Tigger also asked Jill about the infamous 2018 video of her simulating oral sex during a concert. When asked her how she felt about the fellatio footage going viral, she said: 

“Yea, yea I didn’t expect it I was really really caught off guard, that had been apart of my show off and on depending on the audience, and what I wanted to say that night. It had been apart of the show for maybe about 5 years, depending. So I was really surprised, but I know who did it.  And I know why they did it.”

If you missed the Instagram Live with Jill Scott, watch the full video above.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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