A lesson for everyone – don’t come for Jill Scott.
After former NFL linebacker Kyle Queiro questioned how people found the Philly singer attractive, social media not only came out in defense of Scott but some of her peers too. Loudest of them was Toronto’s Tory Lanez who delivered the most succinct argument against any Scott slander.
“You can’t trust a nigga that don’t find Jill Scott attractive,” the New Toronto 3 artist wrote.
Tory wasn’t alone in his sentiments regarding Scott’s beauty. Thousands jumped to echo those thoughts including artists like K. Michelle and Questlove of The Roots.
“Jill Scott is the sexiest human EVER. Sue Me,” Quest wrote.
K. Michelle added, “Jill Scott is literally one of the sexiest singers of my time. I hate brain dead jocks.”
Jill Scott is the sexiest human EVER. Sue Me.
— Not My Birthday (@questlove) July 11, 2020
The situation kicked off when Queiro posted in a since-deleted tweet, “People are attracted to JILL SCOTT?!”
He added that “by no means is she ugly. But y’all really sexually aroused by her?” He drew the conclusion that it was “an energy thing” when it came to the “Crown Royal” singer but not before the wrath of social media came for him.
He later apologized after deleting the tweets, saying, “I tried to explain my tweet after realizing how poorly it was sworded and conveyed. I didn’t grow up on Jill Scott so it was news to me that was a sex symbol, and I just tweeted. Stupidly. It was best just delete it & take my L.”
Queiro has since made his page private.
Scott’s legion of fandom has only grown in 2020. Her Veruz Instagram Live “battle” with Erykah Badu still remains the platform’s most viewed battle to date. Both iconic singers’ streams grew from the battle greater than any of their Verzuz counterparts.
According to Nielsen Music / MRC Data, the two’s May 9 battle drew the largest increase in streams at 217 percent. By comparison, the next highest was Beenie Man and Bounty Killer from their May 24 battle at 216 percent followed by Babyface and Teddy Riley at 90 percent and Ludacris and Nelly at 30 percent.
See how Twitter came for Queiro and his remark towards Jill down below.