Jill Scott Demanded Au Naturale ‘Do for 2012 October Essence Cover

The newest Essence magazine cover girl is none other than Philly songstress/actress Jill Scott.

For their October 2012 issue, the Grammy Award-winning artist sports her newest hairdo, a short shaven ‘fro, which she personally demanded be used for the cover. According to TheYBF.com, the magazine was given an ultimatum: to feature Ms. Scott with her TWA (teeny weeny afro) on the cover or she would not do the cover shoot at all. As we can see, they steered clear of the latter.

She talks about her right to diversity in hairstyles in the issue:

“This is the simplest form of myself. I look in the mirror and it’s like, ‘Hey, there you go. What’s up, girl?’ For me, hair is an accoutrement. Hair is jewelry. It’s an accessory. Tomorrow I may want a wig down to my butt and I’m gonna rock it, and the next day I may want a big Afro and I’m gonna rock that too…”

What do you think, Vixens?–Stacy-Ann Ellis