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Jill Scott and Lil John Have A Son

R&B singer Jill Scott’s publicist has confirmed to us that yes, she and Atlanta percussionist Lil John Roberts are now the proud parents of a son.

(And Lil John just about says as much on his MySpace page; by Children his profile says “Proud parent”)

No official word on a name, weight and height, or even whether Scott had it in a hospital in her future husband’s current hometown. (But sites have been reporting his name is Jett Hamilton Roberts, 7 lbs., 8 oz., born April 20 at 4:20, even). 

Happen to have any other details? Been watching Scott in HBO’s “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency,” and if so, your thoughts?

115 comments Add your comment

Lynn Green

April 23rd, 2009
2:05 pm

Congratulations Jill and Lil John!!!

I hope that “The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” becomes an ongoing series. It is great!!!!!!

Shoule I Ask

April 23rd, 2009
2:09 pm

I guess I need not ask if they are married…….?

Mel

April 23rd, 2009
2:11 pm

Who cares? The kid will grow up to be a murdering thug anyway. Also, what is a “Lil John?” And the kids name is “Jett?” Unreal.

itsme

April 23rd, 2009
2:19 pm

I always thought that the child of an unmarried mother had to take the mother’s name. Has the law changed?

Jennifer

April 23rd, 2009
2:19 pm

John Travolta’s son was also named Jett. What’s your point? Your name’s Mel.

E-Roll

April 23rd, 2009
2:23 pm

I guess you can say the same thing about that kid that Bristol Palin had out of wedlock. I sure that kid will grow up to be a murdering, snuff dipping, thug up in Alaska.

Now that my comment sounds as dumb as the two comments above me, I am glad that these two wonderful talents have brought another wonderful child into this world.

Shoule I Ask, if you spent 2 minutes goggling these two you would have found out that they announced their engagement June 20,2008 during one of Jill’s concerts.

R. Hodges

April 23rd, 2009
2:33 pm

Congratulations! Yes, I have been watching the No. 1 Ladies Detective and I have to say that it is the BEST show on television in a very long time. Jill Scott is superb! It has made me take another look at Africa and I’ve totally fallen in love with Botswanna. I plan to take a trip there very soon. The people are warm and friendly. A friend of mine at work talk about how this show really portrays the country in a positive light, very much unlike most of the media coverage we see day-to-day. I have watched each episode over and over again and can’t wait for a new show each Sunday evening. Me and my friend at work great each other with the friendly greeting from the show and discuss each episode in detail. Thank you Ms. Scott for your wonderful performance. I have also have fallen in love with Ms. Rose and the hairdresser.

beautiful

April 23rd, 2009
2:36 pm

Should I Ask,
Are you judging and why is that a concern for you? Are you going to supply the care for the child; pay for child care; pay for college; etc. Society is so quick to throw stones at others when stones should be thrown at the individual throwing the stone. I’m sure you have skeletons in your closet.
Grow up and get a life.
Congratulations Jill Scott! I’m sure the baby is as beautiful as you!

Joycei

April 23rd, 2009
2:37 pm

The best thing on HBO since sliced bread…LOVE IT !!!

BAP

April 23rd, 2009
2:38 pm

The comments started going down hill when “Should I Ask” made his/her cloddish remark. And Mel, just because you come from a family that has no values and planked by generational curses, don’t wish bad on her newborn son. He was just born and you are already declaring doomsday.

Anonymous

April 23rd, 2009
2:41 pm

Black women must stop having babies outside of the confines of marriage.

Ignorant spotter

April 23rd, 2009
2:41 pm

Mel, my name says it all about you. You are very ignorant. Congrats to Jill Scott and Lil John. Jett has very talented parents….

melina

April 23rd, 2009
2:47 pm

There are some IGNORANT PEOPLE on this board. WOW!
Should I Ask
Mel
itsme

D-U-M-B!

melina

April 23rd, 2009
2:48 pm

There are some IGNORANT PEOPLE on this board. WOW!
Should I Ask
Mel
itsme… yeah I am talkign about you guys!

D-U-M-B!

Black woman

April 23rd, 2009
2:49 pm

Oh, so black women are the only women having babies outside of marriage? Please see Bristol Palin and a host of other females who aren’t black but have given birth without the benefit of a husband and then we’ll talk. Also, please leave that innocent baby alone!

Wisconsin

April 23rd, 2009
2:55 pm

This message is for Mel and Anonymous and who else has a crazy “ASS” comment about black women having babies out of wedlock what rock did you just crawl from under a least she is grown black women, rich black women who can hold her owe and won’t need her mama to take care of her baby like Bristol and all the other white girls who have babies out ot wedlock and need there mama’s or welfare to take of them. There are more white thugs than black they just put are black men in the news more than white. congrats to Jill and Lil John.

MoPhil07

April 23rd, 2009
2:56 pm

LOL @ whomever said “black women should stop having babies outside the confines of marriage”. Last I looked, white women, latinas and God forbid, even some Asian women are doing the same! So let’s stop this pitiful generalizing by race (that’s sooo old, but hey, this is the south) and just say use the term ‘women’ without the race adjective as a precursor.

Mary

April 23rd, 2009
3:02 pm

I watch Jill’s show with such intensity and pleasure that I wish it was a daily show (as the soaps). The show is off the scale. Best wishes & God Bless your son.

me

April 23rd, 2009
3:04 pm

First, Let me say Congrats to the new parents. It’s a true blessing.

Now, this is for Mel, Should I ask & Itsme.
Mel..We all realize that you’re trailer trash and don’t have any training but, you need to know what you’re speaking about before you make such a stupid statement. Jill Scott is very successful in her career as well as her partner. Now, whether they choose to get married is solely up to them. Worry about your out of control children. (Meth user, child molester etc..) Now, that’s putting one race in a catagory…

Should I ask…What difference does it make if their married or not..Can you say Brad & Angelina, Goldie & Kurt, and not to mention a number of others. STOP being so damn judgmental. You don’t have the right. As long as they are taking care of their business who are you to judge….

Itsme… I don’t know how old you are but, you can give your child any name you want.

After stating my opinons to you all.. How about you not cast stones when you live in a glass house yourself. If you can say you’ve never done anything that you can be judged for (god bless) but, if you can’t take a look in the mirror and focus on yourself.

Solow

April 23rd, 2009
3:05 pm

Here-Here-I say!!! I’m very happy for Lil John and Jill because they make a beautiful BLACK couple and there is plenty of promise in their family. Now, for you racist morons who think children out of wedlock is limited to Black people, at least we don’t date our relatives and produce mentally challenged offspring. There, I said it.

Gem For Life

April 23rd, 2009
3:08 pm

No.. what it really boils down to is that Anonymous is mad because her man got a BLACK WOMAN pregnant and is now taking funds from her little pit of a home. TO everyone else don’s allow the stupidity of others to take your joy.Normally I wouldn’t even have responded to such stupidness but when you attack inocent women(who are not here to defend themselves) and children then I have a problem.

Yup, I said it

April 23rd, 2009
3:12 pm

And I suppose the Craig’s List Killer had a great upbringing too, so tell me MEL, since you seem to have a crystal ball on such insight on black people, explain how one of your “own” fly under the radar?!

Pick up the s*%t in your own yard before you go looking into someone elses-DUMBA$$!!

Yup, I said it

April 23rd, 2009
3:14 pm

…and by the way, much love and a big CONGRATULATIONS to the new family! Despite the haters out here, there are some of us, who believe that black love is beautiful-no matter what society says!

Tesha

April 23rd, 2009
3:14 pm

I guess all of those babies of unwedded, white hollywood celeberties will be a mudering thug as well? For Example, Brad and Angelina’s babies, Nicole Richie’s baby, the list could go on and on and on! To make a judgement about a child because of who their parents are is absurd! Mel, you sound so ignorant! I bet that you’ve probably bopped your head to some of Lil John’s music and didn’t even know it! So since you know nothing about him and Jill and made that stupid assumption,we are making this assumption about you: never expect a genius comment from a stupid person! I would call you crazy, but there is a difference betweeen a crazy person and a stupid person. Crazy people can take a pill to bring them back to reality; however, unfortunately, there are no pills for stupid people to take!

Trizzle

April 23rd, 2009
3:16 pm

Ok, having a baby out of wedlock is more of the norm then not. It comes down to being responsible and taking measures for it not to happen. Not all children born out of wedlock will be thugs, drug dealers, or anything else negative. Every child has the chance to be wonderful things in life, its all about the parents and how they are raised.

On another note, there are many children of divorce out there, basically the same thing as having a child out of wedlock really. Child support and custody is the same whether they are married or not. Is that fact predicting they will be evil low down criminals? No.

I don’t have children and that’s on purpose, but if I did you best believe that they would be raised to be self respecting, goal oriented adults.

So, those of you that made those ignorant comments, you need to call your parents and tell them they failed that you are just as stupid as trying to hold a lit candle in the rain.

lovita

April 23rd, 2009
3:16 pm

WOW!!! To think that people still have these ignorant “racist” thoughts is baffling to me. I think that perhaps you need to get your house in order before condeming and saying bad things about people.

Did any of you looked back and researched your family tree? You’ll be surprised of what you may find!!! Then see if you still consider yourself superior!!!

Just the fax

April 23rd, 2009
3:17 pm

People need to stop with the immediate race baiting. Two people in love had a baby, nothing wrong with that.
V103 morning two weeks ago had a whole segment with babies out of wedlock. Breakdown goes like this – 23% white – 48% Latino and 73% black. 73%!!!!! Thats not exaggerated, thats a fact. So you can bring up Bristol, Angelina, etc. but in the white community that is not the common rule. Me personally, who cares? But i am curious as to why that is???

cynthia cromwell

April 23rd, 2009
3:25 pm

hello i love you guys and you guys are proud !

William Thrasher

April 23rd, 2009
3:26 pm

Oh. I thought it was Lil John, the rapper. then I saw his pic and said “Wow, that’s what Lil jon looks like without dreads and grills?” YeeaaaaaaaaHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! OKAY!!!! but then i saw “Lil john roberts”.

FourTwenty

April 23rd, 2009
3:51 pm

Born 4/20 at 4:20? Really? How apros pos.

Chris

April 23rd, 2009
3:52 pm

From now on, I am going to go by the name “Lil Chris.”

Lo

April 23rd, 2009
3:55 pm

Grow up u ignorant b- my parents had me out of wedlock but i am not a thug, drug dealer, or a killa my brother… And i hve a well paying job and im black

Lamar G

April 23rd, 2009
3:56 pm

Why must we entertain the ignorance?? This is a birth annoucement about Mr. and Mrs. Lil John Roberts not about ignorant Mel. He or she obviously needs some attention. There is a saying which says “If you ignore ignorance eventually it’ll go away”….

Congrats on the birth of your child!!

Yvonne Reed

April 23rd, 2009
3:59 pm

Getting back to the orginal question, the show is really good and Jill displays considerable acting talent. I love her accent, she has it down pat!

As for the couple issue, I just hope she learned her lesson from her first marriage and has chosen a man more suitable to her needs. At any rate, congrats to the two of them and much love goes out to Jett who is no doubt a future Q dog:-)!

itamazesme

April 23rd, 2009
4:03 pm

do not entertain or be lured by the people that are race baiting on this blog…they do it to get the reactions you give.

We all know that it is ignorance and stupidity that drives them

Just the fax – it is a true statement – i wonder why myself – yet, i also look at it as a cycle in some families that can’t be broken – and teenage pregnancies probably are a big factor.

However, i think they brought it up to prove a point – that it is happening in every culture despite the numbers.

Now…Mr. Thrasher that is funny!! Lil’ John Roberts is an extremely talented drummer and very friendly person (i had the pleasure of meeting him). He played for Janet Jackson through a few of her tours and for christina ag. just to name a few and he is also the talented drummer of his future wife the equally talented Ms Jill Scott.

Congratulations Jill John and Jett!!

itamazesme

April 23rd, 2009
4:04 pm

Chris…just go by the name ignorant it suits you better – it is a STAGE NAME he is a musician – most all of them have one.

Ignorance-of-the-law

April 23rd, 2009
4:06 pm

Actually, the mother does not have to give her baby her last name, she does not even have to give the baby the father’s last name. She can make a name up if she wishes to do so. But most mother’s want their children to know their heritage and married or not will give the children the father’s last name. It is my opinion that regardless of the situation between the parents, the children should bear the father’s last name, even if the woman hates the man when she gives birth.

Nate

April 23rd, 2009
4:08 pm

For those of you getting this confused..this is not Lil’ John the Rapper….this is lil’ John the drummer…He’s is one of those behind the scene guys in the music business that gets paid boocooh of money but you wouldn’t know it unless you’ve been in the industry yourself.. He’s an endorsed drummer with several of the major Drum manufacturers(i.e Zildjian,Remo)…he’s played for the likes of Janet Jackson, his soon to be wife Jill Scott, En Vogue,Jessica Simpson,Mary J. Bliege…etc etc…so he’s not just a band member you see on stage when you go to the live concerts. He’s also a music producer…He’s just not one of those guys in the lime light like Lil’ John the rapper is….

lil birdie

April 23rd, 2009
4:09 pm

another aries in the fam… GOOD LUCK JILL! LOL… :D

Dawgs21

April 23rd, 2009
4:17 pm

Congrats to Jill and Lil John. That is awesome. Glad to hear mother and baby are doing well. Nice timing too.

YEEEEAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Chris

April 23rd, 2009
4:18 pm

who cares if they are parents thats just a waste of good internet space

itamazesme

April 23rd, 2009
4:34 pm

Chris No a waste of internet space would be what you just typed on this blog…if you don’t care…don’t read

i hope your day gets better – it has to be hard to carry all that rudeness and hate around…

if they can take up pages upon pages about octo mom they can supply us fans of these two with news of their son’s birth

SMART BLACK WOMAN

April 23rd, 2009
4:52 pm

HOW MANY KIDS DID GOLDIE HAWN AND KURT RUSSEL HAVE TOGETHER AND THEY NEVER MARRIED!!!

Some People Are Funny

April 23rd, 2009
4:55 pm

In response to -Just the fax- and your stats: 23% white – 48% Latino and 73% black. The reason why the percentage is so low in the white category is that they are killing them through abortions, with their weekly allowances( I won’t say…thinning the herd) my friend, but that would be stooping to your level!!!! Have a great day with your facts!

Latreeka

April 23rd, 2009
4:56 pm

Goot for dem i about to have my ninth without no husband.

allhoney

April 23rd, 2009
4:57 pm

Jill Scott is a talented artist. I really enjoy the #1 Ladies Detective Agency!! It has to become a regular serious. I am not sure if the show is meant to be funny, but I always end up laughing while she solving the crimes. This show has to become a regular series.

Jill Scott could easily have a successful career as an actress.

Kendall

April 23rd, 2009
5:07 pm

It’s not the Jonathan Mortimer Smith also known as “Lil John” that everyone knows…MR GET CRUNK!!!! It’s percussionist Lil John Roberts who happens to be in JILL SCOTT’S band.

He has a degree from Julliard and is not a thug but a very gifted musican. Congrats to Jill Scott and Lil John!!!

MsKing

April 23rd, 2009
5:09 pm

I truly truly love Jill Scott’s show on HBO. I watch each episode at least three (3) times. She is so natural as an actress, and I just enjoy watching the series. Thank you to HBO … it’s been hard since THE WIRE left!!!!

Jai

April 23rd, 2009
5:15 pm

I am amazed at how a wonderful announcement could bring about hateful comments. Anyway, Congrats to Jill and Jon on their beautiful baby boy. Especially since Jill was told at one point that she would never be able to have children. If this baby was meant to be than he was meant to be.

Kwanza

April 23rd, 2009
5:18 pm

Congratulations! The HBO show is excellent.