Jill Scott Is Outraged At Slave Plantations Becoming Destination Spots: They Make These Places Into Bed & Breakfasts!
The “A Long Walk” singer shared her experience in a four-minute video called “Pissed” posted to her IGTV Thursday (June 24).
She started the video with an ode to her grandmother, who her family affectionately called Blue, because of her deep brown skin. She then explained,
“I was on location and… they brought us to a plantation. I didn’t know how I was gonna feel when I saw it ‘cause I actually never saw one before. But we pulled up I noticed the beautiful trees, and I noticed as we got closer, this beautiful white building. And there were people walking all around, taking pictures and sitting on the porch, sipping lemonade.”
The three-time Grammy winner’s big smile disappears as she continues,
“So I decide I’m gonna take the tour…so I take the tour and they’re walking through the parlor and talking about how they would host guests and serve brandy and tea and have conversation. Music would be played.”
Jill continued to describe the different areas of the home she saw, like the dining rooms and bedrooms and “how tidy they were expected to be.” She also references “slop jars”, which were large pails used like a toilet when the person couldn’t use a bathroom.
She then details what took place when she took a step away from the tour.
“The lady shows a picture and it’s a bunch of pictures on a wall and she says ‘notice how no one really smiled back then.’ And I looked at those faces and I decided I was gonna get away from this tour and take my own little trip. So I did. And I don’t know what happened. But somebody took a long, hot piss on that dining room carpet. I bet whoever it was had more piss.”
Jill closes out her video expressing her dismay at historic sites such as slave plantations becoming getaway spots for tourists on vacation and shares that the tour guide even offered her the slave quarters:
“They make these places into bed and breakfasts that people come from all over the world to stay in. They offered me the slave quarters. ‘Oh oh oh, it’s remodeled, it’s beautiful.’ I bet you wouldn’t be going to no bed and breakfast in Auschwitz… Chew on that.”
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