The past couple of weeks have been big for Jill Scott. The singer’s “The Light Of The Sun” debuted at No.1 on the Billboard charts and fans across the world have embraced the new album as one of her best to date.
This week, Jill was bumped from the top of the charts by Beyonce’s highly anticipated “4.” But don’t think Jill is salty about it all. In an interview with MTV News earlier this week, the singer was more than gracious, saying:
“I know I only got a week! You know, Beyonce’s coming out and she’s amazing…And I know I got a week, but I’m so glad I got my week. I’m enjoying. I’m lavishing in it.”
As part of the promotion for her album Jill’s been giving a lot of interviews opening up about everything from her new music to her newly svelte shape. But in an interview with US Magazine, Jill addressed an issue that was a lot more personal: is she celibate anymore?
In the interview the singer said:
Now the minimum is until the fifth date. The whole celibacy thing, you could throw that out the window. That’s over. But I don’t have physical intimacy until at least the fifth date. So I can get to know who I’m dealing with and they can get to know me. And with my schedule, five dates can take three or four months! It just gives me a chance to get to know the person. So we talk on the phone pretty much every day or maybe we Skype or have a date and we have fun. I’m getting to know someone so I know if they’re crazy or not. I just don’t want to waste my time. I’m just trying to look at the mistakes that I made. I got so caught up in the flesh and I’m not even allowing someone to get to know the best parts of me. I’m a single girl in the world, but if I don’t have some standards then I can be making the same mistakes that I made in the past. I do want love. Genuine love. And sometimes sex can get in the way.
Also, in Jill news, the singer has announced the dates for her “Block Party” summer tour. Joining her during the 17 dates will be Anthony Hamilton and Mint Condition. MC Doug E. Fresh is listed as host and music will be provided by fellow Philadelphian DJ Jazzy Jeff.
The dates are:
July 26 – Boston – Bank of America Pavilion
July 28 – New York – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
July 30 – Detroit – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 31 – Chicago – Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island
Aug. 3 – Cleveland – Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (formerly Nautica Pavilion)
Aug. 4 – St. Louis – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 6 – Philadelphia – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 7 – Washington, D.C. – Verizon Center
Aug. 10 – Los Angeles – Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk
Aug. 14 – Oakland – Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
Aug. 17 – Memphis – FedExForum
Aug. 19 – Atlanta – Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 – Virginia Beach – Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Aug. 23 – Raleigh – Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug. 24 – Charlotte – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
Aug. 27 – Dallas – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 28 – Houston – Reliant Arena