In the nearly 45-minute chat, Scott and the crew speak about her new album, Woman, which is on track to be her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. She broke down the concept as an open diary for her fans to digest.
“The album is like a journal. If you ever kept a journal — I have since I was 12,” she said. “But when you look through it, sometimes your [write on] every page … every day you write in your journal. And then sometimes, you miss months. So, I’m strolling through the journal and looking through. I see this part of myself, and I see this part of myself. And that’s kind of how the album worked.”
Later on in the conversation, Scott elaborates on her decision to take back her words about defending Bill Cosby in November of last year. Shortly after Cosby’s deposition was released this month, she went on Twitter again and recanted her statements. “I stood by a man I respected and loved. I was wrong,” the Grammy winning singer tweeted. “We live in America. Many African American men are detained (and)/or imprisoned for crimes without evidence. I will never jump on bandwagons. Proof will always matter more than public opinion. The sworn testimony is proof. Completely disgusted."
In her interview with The Breakfast Club, she believed that standing by Cosby right now wouldn’t help the situation at all, but still showed genuine love for her mentor.
“All I’m saying is that, looking at the big picture, it was the real reason that I could not make any real decisions other than love. If it’s your father, if it’s your dad — let’s say 100 people say something terrible about your father. The one that’s raised you, the one’s that’s been there, the one that took care of your skinned knees. And I’m saying this cause I saw the man on television. Bill Cosby has been good to me. Officially good to me. North Philly girl, doing well. Reaching out. ‘How you doing? You need anything? Let me give you some advice. Let me share something,’” she said. “I had to stop defending him because it doesn’t look good. My mind is present. My heart didn’t want to believe anything negative about someone I loved and admired and respect so much. But my mind is still present and was like, ‘Damn it, there’s no way around this. This looks bad. It smells bad. It tastes bad. This is bad.’”
Watch the whole interview below.
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