jazmine sullivan

It’s been a while since we’ve seen R&B songstress Jazmine Sullivan out and about. While we know she’s been in the studio working on her third album, it appears she’s been putting in work at the gym as well.

In a recent Instagram post, the 25-year-old is seen posing with a noticeably slimmer physique. She has yet to speak publicly about how she shed the extra pounds, but in the photo she’s glowing and smiling ear-to-ear.

When we first met the “I Need You Bad” singer in 2008 she was curvy and fabulous. Sullivan spoke openly about the pressures to lose weight in the music industry, but she remained confident and let her inner and outer beauty shine.

jazmine sullivan

We can only hope that the pressures of the industry didn’t encourage her weight loss. While we celebrate health and fitness, we also embrace our curves and smile at broader views of beauty.

Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks and Raven-Symoné are among the talented women of color who have lost significant amounts of weight, and look great. But, to keep it 100 with you, I hope our young celebs know that we love them just the same whether they’re thick, full-figured or slim.

Nonetheless, cheers to healthy and happy.

  • Rochelle

    I bet ummmm and Barbara have “white” “safe” names and they aint sh-t in life. LOL. I bet they still work for the white man (slave). No doctor or lawyer, nothing important. They probably own nothing. Guess that white name didn’t help you much:(

  • Liz

    I’m convinced Chillyroad is Qon/QueenofNewcastle from back in the day…. chip on her shoulder for black women, hard-on for black men…delusional…Haitian (I’m Haitian too, no shade intended)… non-black mate…. all the signs are there.

  • LE

    I sure would like to know what ummmmmmmmm’s real name is, and do you even know what it translates to???

  • http://gravatar.com/chanela17 chanela17

    RIGHT!!!! i saw the movie django unchained and saw that jonah hill was in it and hes big again.. has he made headlines? NO! has he been tortured by the media and told to lose weight? NO! it’s so sad that not a word is said about him when he gained his weight back, but let a PREGNANT woman do it and it’s the end of the world. smh

  • Blue

    Not everyone need to be slim. I thought Jasmine was fine the way she was. I feel the same way about Jeniffer Hudson but it’s their bodies not mine. I’m just glad Jazmine is coming out with some more music. Her voice & her riffs are amazing.