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Jill Scott Sang Down Her Rendition of National Anthem At Essence Fest – Nelly Sells Music Catalog Scores $50 Million Pay Day | PicsVideos

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NEWARK, NJ – MARCH 28: Singer Jill Scott attends BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock!’ Red Carpet at NJ Performing Arts Center on March 28, 2015, in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)

*Webbies, we’re getting your whole life together with today’s Social Heat. We previously reported how Jilly from Philly sang down her rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Jill Scott performed the new Black national anthem at the Essence Fest, a song she wrote at 19. The song lyrics are soul-stirring and mesmerized the Essence crowd with its deep-rooted truth and grief of our ancestors. The lyrics flow as such, “oh say can you see, by the blood in the streets, that this place doesn’t smile, on you colored child, whose blood built this land, with sweat and their hands but you’ll die in this place, and your memory erased, oh say does this truth hold any weight, this is not the land of the free, but the home of the slave[s].” Since SCOTUS ruled against affirmative action in higher ed institutions and the constant oppression Black Americans face each day when they step out their front door, the words from the socially conscious singer hit the audience differently.

Issa Rae is in her Issa season and Ebony magazine’s latest July cover girl. As a multi-faceted talent who effortlessly weaves between director, producer, and actress roles, she talks about her much-anticipated summer flick “Barbie,” her media company Hoorae, and her brand marketing agency Fête. Check out her stunning pics below.

Aw, sookie sookie now! Fans caught Saweetie and YG leaving. We won’t lie; they work for us as a couple, and we expect a musical collaboration soon!

Nelly’s out here clearing them checks after selling the rights to half of his music catalog to HarbourView Equity Partners, which includes eight albums and several #1 singles, according to TMZ. Nelly (his government name is Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.) brought southern hip hop to the mainstream with his group St. Lunatics. Now he’s upgraded his bank account with $50 million benjamins, good business move bucko!

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