While the rest of the internet was dripping drool and wagging fingers at Jill Scott’s lusty viral performance video seen ‘round the world, R&B singer Trey Songz was somewhere becoming inspired by it all.
Thus, the Virginia-bred R&B heartthrob unlocked his vault and unleashed a track from said inspiration fittingly titled, “Jill (Sumn Real).” Invigorating the surprise SoundCloud drop with a sample of the neo-soul singer’s 2000 record, “He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat),” Trigga Trey crooned romanticism (instead of hyper-sexualization) over his version of the record. He still kept things steamy with its cover art though: a video still from Jill’s Twitter-crashing, oral sex simulative clip showing her tongue spilling from her mouth. The nearly five-minute track already got its stamp of approval from Trey’s Angels. And after Jilly from Philly herself got an earful of it, she’s got a message for everyone who could learn a thing or two from Trey’s handling of the controversy.
Listen to “Jill (Sumn Real),” fans’ thumbs-up for the record, and Jill’s personalized response for Mr. Steal Yo Girl below.
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