Lauryn Hill would like to clear up some recent rumors regarding her tax evasion charges and signing a new record deal with Sony music. It looks like the mom of six will not be facing jail time courtesy of her Sony deal. The singer has just confirmed news she has signed a recording deal with them and that source of income may very well be what will allow her to pay off her millions in back taxes.
On the news Ms.Hill took to her official Tumblr blog to say,
It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this to pay taxes. Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released. And yes, I am working on new music.
I’ve remained silent, after an extensive healing process. This has been a 10+ year battle, for a long time played out behind closed doors, but now in front of the public eye. _______READMORE
Lauryn Hill has proven, once again, that she’s perhaps mentally unstable.
Back in August we told you that the singer was facing jail time for tax evasion charges. In fact, Lauryn, who has already plead guilty, is scheduled for sentencing later this month. As a plea for leniency the singer has just filed paperwork shedding light on her reasons for not filing taxes from 2005 to 2007.
The singer reveals she felt her life and her family’s life was in danger and she “withdrew from society”.
Although Hill earned approximately $1.8 million she failed to file under duress and the belief there were “very real threats to herself and her family.”
So like week, Wyclef, declared Lauryn Hill is a liar and a cheat when he revealed she mislead him to believe her eldest son Zion was his. Despite the fact he was married and carrying on an affair with Hill during their days as Fugees band members. Many immediately speculated Wyclef must need attention, I mean, why would he now be throwing Lauryn under a bus after over a decade. Well, we were right. He has a new book and does need some attention.
Too bad Rohan Marley, Lauryn’s ex and Zion’s real father isn’t too fond of the allegations. He says, “Wyclef knew from jump that was my son from the day Lauryn was pregnant!”
He also went on to say, “They were definitely not messing around, or he would never have given me the okay.”
Earlier in the week, Wyclef Jean, had the rumor mill buzzing when he talked about his love affair with former band mate Lauryn Hill in a recent interview. Although the story isn’t new , (it was confirmed by Lauryn during her ‘Miseducation…’era) what rocked the media was his accusation that Lauryn lied to him about the paternity of her eldest son when she became pregnant.
For a recap here’s a bit of what Wyclef had to say,
On Their Relationship
For the next nine months, I assumed her child was mine. It was easy to do as we rode the wave of success. In my mind, it was complicated and dangerous, but it was beautiful, too: If Lauryn and I had a child together, it was, to me, a product of our music and everything we’d worked to achieve. It made sense to my heart, as much as I knew it was wrong in my mind. If that’s what it came down to, I knew I would be honest with Claudinette and hope I didn’t lose her, just the way I knew I would do right by our child and so would Lauryn……”
On learning the truth
When Lauryn gave birth, I learned the truth: the child wasn’t mine. It was Rohan Marley’s. And in that moment something died between us. I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she had led me to believe that the baby was mine, and I couldn’t forgive that. [..] She could no longer be my muse. Our love spell was broken through her creation.
But why now, right? I immediately assumed Wyclef was perhaps promoting a new project her album when I heard the news and I was right! He has a new book coming out. In the past week he has been promoting his book and talking about his affair with Lauryn during the early stages of his marriage. He’s now defending his decision to talk about the affair and accusations made about Lauryn.
What ever happened to the Lauryn that we use to know? The ‘Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Lauryn, remember her?!
Earlier today the above mugshot went viral causing a major upset for Lauryn Hill fans across the globe. The singer was arrested back in June and faces three years in prison for not paying taxes for the last three years.
Following her arrest, she was subsequently released from jail on $150,000 bond and will face a judge for sentencing come November 27th.
Hopefully the judge will be lenient towards the singer. She’s a mother of seven children after all.
“L Boogie” was on hand to join Nas during his Hot 97 Summer Jam set Sunday night, performing “If I Ruled The World”. She may have helped saved the show after fellow female emcee Nicki Minaj cancelled last minute after being dissed by the station’s DJ, Peter Rosenberg. Although Hill supports artists taking a stand on not being disrespected she had to clear up a few rumors as to whether she was to perform alongside Minaj. Lauryn Hill tweeted this message,
No disrespect to Nicki, but I need to clear up an inaccuracy. I was not scheduled to be a special guest on her set at Summer Jam, I was invited by Nas to perform with him. I don’t have details on exactly what transpired between the station and the artists, but I do support artists standing by their beliefs, and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music, while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted, or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. We can do better than this, there is a better way, or else ‘we’ (the proverbial we) find ourselves in danger of being hypocrites!!!
Ms. Lauryn Hill
And this is why we love her. So eloquently said.
And here’s Nas and Lauryn Hill’s performance during Sunday night’s festivities. Lauryn also performed a medley of singles from her solo album along with her Fugees days.
Following news that Lauryn Hill was pregnant with her sixth child a couple months back, long time partner Rohan Marley made news and a bit of controversy when he tweeted that he was not the father. Marley, however, later retracted the statement and issued an apology to Hill. In fact, the couple were spotted together days before Hill went into labor to deliver her son spending quality time with their children.
Lauryn is now taking matters into her own hands and has released a statement of her own. Via twitter the singer revealed this image with the message that follows,
Although she did not say the exact words that he is not the father we can assume that that is the message she is conveying.
Another clue? Days after the birth of Lauryn’s son Rohan Marley himself tweeted, “I’m forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son. I’m sure she’ll appreciate the love being sent to her RASTAFARI R.M.”
If that isn’t enough proof for you then I don’ t know what is. Marley has also spent a lot of time tweeting about negative gossip, speculation and people not searching for validity or the true nature of their relationship. Only they know I suppose. With that said, I’m dying to know WHO IS THE CHILD’S FATHER?!
Lauryn Hill is a mother again, for the sixth time anyway. The singer has welcomed another child with longtime boyfriend Rohan Marley.The baby boy was born on Saturday July 23rd.
According to Black Celebrity Kids,“Mother and baby are fine,” says the source, who adds that Hill and family “had a little scare because the baby came out the womb with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. All is well now and everyone is happy.”
Although we all discovered Hill’s sixth pregnancy only 2 months ago, no one had anticipated Lauryn was already 7 months along!
The Annual Coachella Music Festival was kicked off this weekend with performances from Lauryn Hill, Cee Lo Green, and Erykah Badu among others and as expected many celebs, including Usher, Rihanna and Miguel came out in support of their favorite artists.
In an attempt to keep fans abreast of her latest activities, Lauryn Hill has officially joined Twitter, @MsHillMvngTrgt. Via the singer’s official website she also announces dates for the second leg of her ‘Moving Target: Extended Intimate Playdate Series’ tour.
She states, “One of the benefits of playing venues smaller than the ones I’m used to allows me the opportunity to not only reconnect with my supporters but to expose them to a portion of the musical journey I’ve been on which the world for the most part has not had access to. I’ve never shied away from being musically adventurous, nor am I known for being a lightweight when it comes to lyrical content or musical exploration.
These more intimate playdates afford me the time to perform for listeners who haven’t heard from me over the past several years or have been misinformed by the inaccuracies in some media coverage, many of which I might add, I find very amusing. Getting back out there to perform is a lot like resuming a strenuous sport after having been away from it for a while, but eventually the muscle memory kicks in, and each day brings progressive strength. It’s an exciting and REAL process which these audiences will get to witness.”
3/16 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
3/19 – Miami, FL – Jazz in the Gardens Festival
3/23 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
3/26 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
3/30 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
4/3 – Oahu, HI – Aloha Tower
4/9 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Hall
4/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
4/15 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music and Arts Festival
4/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
4/23 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
5/7 – New Orleans, LA – Jazz and Heritage Festival
The legendary Lauryn Hill may be on the verge of a long awaited comeback. The singer/songwriter had the opportunity to perform at the annual Rock The Bells concert where she interviewed with Toure of Fuse TV.
Ms. Hill provided answers to questions her fans have been asking since her hiatus some what 8 yrs ago. She talks about why she’s has stayed away for so long and whether she is contemplating a return to the spotlight. A must see interview.
Wait, my eyes cannot be fooling me!! Lauren Hill spotted over in Rotorua, New Zealand performing Doo Wop/That thing at the Raggamuffin Festival in last night. Could Lauren Hill be on the verge of a come back?! A much overdue comeback at that! I’m really looking forward to the ressurection of L Boogie. What about you? Check out the clip below.