Jill Scott just took a long walk… down the aisle! The Grammy Award-winning singer secretly got married to her boyfriend, Mike Dobson, on Saturday, June 25, but the surprise was spoiled by an attendee.
Scott and Dobson managed to keep their wedding under wraps until their DJ, Atlanta-based DJ Mars, realized that he had been hired to work was for the Who Is Jill Scott? hitmaker. In shock, Mars shared a video of the bride, 44, and her new husband cutting their wedding cake.
According to the DJ, the groom reached out last year to book his wedding — but completely failed to mention he was marrying a celebrity!
DJ Mars is clearly a fan of Scott. He posted several videos during the wedding reception – and a photo of himself standing with the new bride and groom along with their blended family.
After saying “I do,” Scott was in for a surprise of her own. Prior to the wedding, her husband had collaborated with the DJ by hiring rapper Big Daddy Kane to perform at the reception.
In a video, Scott is stunned when it registers that the rapper is one of her favorite artists. She doesn’t realize it’s Kane until he walks up to her on the dance floor. Then, her reaction is priceless.
So,Mike Dobson called me and said I’m going to surprise my wife during the reception and have Big Daddy Kane perform. He then says,”Mars you call Kane to work it out”. So im gassed because I’m on the phone strategizing with arguably one of the best rappers period(top 5 of anyone’s list)! Me and Big Daddy Kane on the phone,im geeked! No one knew but me and the husband knew he was about to perform. Dude walks in and they didn’t even recognize him until he starts rapping. Her face is soooo priceless! #jillscott #mikedobson #bigdaddykane #djmarsapproved
Dobson had hinted that there would be surprises throughout the evening. During a speech, he thanked family and friends for coming to the wedding – and promised guests they were in for a good time. “I wanna thank everyone that came from the west coast and the east coast,” Scott’s husband shared. “We love you, we appreciate you, and we wanna celebrate this day with you.”
“It’s not gonna end until we say it ends,” the new groom continued. “We’re gonna dance. We’re gonna have some surprises – that she doesn’t even know about! We’re gonna have a good time.”
Scott will be juggling her newlywed status with her successful singing and acting career. She just finished filming the musical drama film Coco, starring Azealia Banks. Scott’s most-recent album, Woman, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart last year.