The 2016 Soul Train Awards aired last night and the buzz surrounding all the winners, performances and fashion began to flood the social media newsfeeds. Jill Scott's fashion in particular became a much talked about and criticized topic. So much so, the soul diva herself took time out of her day to respond, "I do what I do."
So what was it that she did that had everyone talking? Well, one epic portion of the evening came when she presented the Lady of Soul award to this year's honoree, Brandy Norwood. It was just one short year ago that the BET Network acquired the Soul Train music special and created the category. The Woman singer was the first to be honored with the title.
But no, that wasn't why Scott felt the need to respond to the nay-sayers. It was her attire for the evening which some say resembled a real live version of the popular Snapchat filter, which features the front flower headband.
Jill Scott wearing the real live snapchat filter... #SoulTrainAwards
— BallerAlert (@balleralert) November 28, 2016
Y'all, Jill Scott is dressed like a SnapChat filter. I can't #SoulTrainAwards pic.twitter.com/0gejaQrZGF — Joshua L. (@theuppitynegro) November 28, 2016
Though many, like Essence, believed she looked stunningly gorgeous others mocked the soul singer on the mumu structure of her dress and the baby's breath in her hair.
But the Philly artist didn't allow the chatter and questions like what is she wearing and why did she wear that, to break her spirit.
In fact, she addressed the the questions and comments in her own tweet letting everyone know the ensemble was Minnie Riperton inspired.
— Jill Scott(@missjillscott) November 28, 2016
The songstress also pointed other specific details about the Riperton inspired look for those who mocked. The dress was Roberto Cavalli.