I always get excited when a Jill Scott album comes out because she is one of the few artists whose albums I purchase. Here she is on the June cover of Ebony Magazine highlighting the Music issue. Doesn’t she look awesome? New body, new hair, new music–new beginnings are always a great thing.

I heard a lot of chatter about her straightening her hair and going against the natural grain, but, really, can’t we give the sister a break? I often flat-iron my hair when I want to flip the script, and people should just understand that versatility is the beauty of Black hair.
 The issue debuts on newsstands and iPad on May 17, 2011 .
Peep the video from the shoot: