Jill Scott jumped the broom with long-time boyfriend Mike Dobson June 25. The news broke Saturday night when DJ Mars, a friend of Dobson’s, posted about the wedding on Instagram.
“So my man called me a year ago and said, ‘Mars I need you to DJ my wedding…don’t get booked on June 25th 2016!’ ” Mars explained on social media. “He came to my house and gave me the deposit early, but he didn’t say he was marrying Jill Scott!!!!! Damn homie!!!!!!!!!!”
Mars served as DJ for the ceremony, which also included a surprise performance by Big Daddy Kane. The artist and designer shared how the legendary MC got involved on Instagram before removing all videos and photos from the nuptials.
“So, Mike Dobson called me and said, ‘I’m going to surprise my wife during the reception and have Big Daddy Kane perform,” Mars wrote. “He then says, ‘Mars you call Kane to work it out.’ So I’m 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, I’m 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.”
Mars wrote the intimate union, which saw guests in all white surprised and dancing during Kane’s performance, “made my summer!”
“I’ve known Mike for almost 20 years,” he continued. “But dude could have alluded to the fact that he was marrying Jill Scott (lol)! All he said was, [you] are working with her in Vegas. He’s a total class act, he won with the wedding! #djmarsapproved”
Chance the Rapper tweeted his congratulations to the bride.
Congratulations Miss Scott, you're inspiration in more ways than one ??????? @missjillscott
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) June 26, 2016
E! News reports this is the second marriage for Scott. She was wed to DJ Lyzel Williams before they divorced in 2007. She was later engaged to drummer Lil’ John Roberts, but they split in 2009. The pair have a 7-year-old son, Jett Hamilton Roberts, who was also at the wedding.
See video of Scott’s wedding below.