*With her single “So In Love” still heating up R&B radio, Jill Scott continues to promote her first number one album “The Light of the Sun” with tour stops scheduled in Tuscaloosa, Baltimore and Newark in the coming weeks. [Click here for details.]

Anyone who has experienced this soul-drenched vocalist live can testify to leaving the concert with goose bumps. But fans will be shocked to find out that just getting to the stage is a huge battle for the singer, due to a crippling case of stage fright.

In an exclusive phone interview with EURweb’s Lee Bailey, she admits to having actual panic attacks before live performances. “Little ones, that most people don’t see,” she clarifies, “But yeah. If you really know me, you know I’m going through it.”

In the bonus audio below, Scott tells us which hip hop artists she blasts and how she mimics Muhammad Ali to get her in “warrior mode” for a performance.

Jill Scott on how rap music helps her battle stage fright by CherieNic

Below, Jill Scott in “warrior mode” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in June.