This doesn't happen so much anymore, but it did occur the other day. It happens like this. I'm going about my merry way buying pizza, posting up at a craft show or Spoken word night waiting to sell my jewelry, waiting to get a table at a popular restaurant spot, visiting a cousin in another city, or some other ordinary day in the life of a jewelry rockstar. Someone from out of nowhere comes up and says "she looks like Jill Scott" or sometimes it's "hey Jilly from Philly" sometimes I even get obvious blushing from men who love Jill Scott, and feel like they have just met her. No it's not blushing from my own beauty, it's definitely from Jill's influence. I've been getting noticed by men since I was 13 years old, so I know the difference. I've been getting the "Aww shucks it's Jill Scott" bashfulness since I've made it to 160 lbs. and above on the scales. I mean from 2006 -2007, I heard it everyday and sometimes twice a day. Once I saw Yung Joc, the rapper on the streets and I said "look kids it's that rapper Yung Joc" and he said in return "look it's Jill Scott."
Whenever I start coming down a bit on my weight, which I have been lately, I don't hear the comparisons so much. However the other day I heard it. No disrespect to Jill, whom I love, love, love, but when I start to hear the "it's Jill Scott" jive I get a little concerned about my weight. Like I said I love Jill Scott and I really admire her, but I get a little annoyed when people say we look alike. I don't know if it's because she's bigger than me and I start to feel self-conscious about my weight or if it's that I just want my own identity. It certainly isn't because she isn't beautiful because she is, and she exudes a great energy.
I actually saw her in Atlanta this past summer, I waltzed right up to her, tapped her on the shoulder and said "I am sick of folks saying we look alike." She said, "You better tell them to stop." and laughed. Somehow I wasn't satisfied with her response. I Felt like I needed to deliver all the praise, compliments, and winks that belonged to her in a package to her. I guess I felt like if I could give those to her, I could go back to getting my own praise, compliments, and winks.
Here are some picks of me in 2006 - 2007 and some of Jill too! You tell me what you think, I promise not to get annoyed.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Labels: Jill Scott