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Forget about being sexy on Magazine covers, Jill Scott is being real!

The mommy of one is the cover girl for the May issue of Ebony Magazine and she brought her darling son along for the shoot.

In the cover story titled “Saving our sons” Jill and her adorable little man Jett pose with their matching heads of curly hair. But the corresponding article is deeper than pleasant aesthetics.

In the Ebony article, Jill opens up and gets extremely honest about her struggles as a single mother raising a black man without a father.

Check out some excerpts from the interview below:

On being a single-mom: That I-can-do-it-by-myself mentality is a lie. I’m sorry if I hurt anybody’s feelings, but you cannot do it all by yourself. You need a village: some aunties, grandmoms, friends. I couldn’t do this by myself and would be a fool to think I could.”

On raising a young man: It’s challenging being a single mom…No matter what I do, I’ll never be a man. Ever. I can show Jett how to be a thinker, how to enjoy music or how to feel, and to conquer. But I cannot show him how to be a man.”

On motherhood: Motherhood is getting your hands and your feet in the soil…When Jett puts my face in his hands and tells me, ‘Mommy you’re so pretty’ or smells me, it’s so wonderful.”

On being sexy: The way I see things, I think that’s sexy. The way I think and the way I pray, I believe, are very sexy. I’ve never been the girl with too few clothes on. My mother told me… ‘It’s what you don’t do that makes you sexy moreso than what you do.’…”

Don’t forget to listen to 106.7 WTLC all day this Thursday! We’re celebrating Miss Jill Scott’s birthday all day and she’s making sure YOU get the gifts! We’re giving away tickets to her July 20th show in Indy ALL DAY THURSDAY!

Source: Global Grind