Saturday, July 20, 2013

Lauryn Hill Speaks from Behind Bars

     Music icon Lauryn Hill released a statement for the first time since the beginning of her prison sentence. A judge ruled that she would have to stay behind bars for 3 months, and she began her stay only a few weeks ago. The singer/rapper best known for her work as a Fugee and what's widely considered to be one of the best albums of all time, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, was sentenced due to her failure to pay taxes for several years. Ms. Hill explained her reasoning for doing so was because she withdrew from the public and outside influence in order to protect her children. Read the message posted on her tumblr below.

     "I have known since very young to look for the purpose and lesson in everything, including the trials.  Although it has taken some adjustment, I cannot deny the favor I have encountered while in here, and general warm reception from a community of people who despite their circumstances, have found unique ways to make the best of them.  Thank you for the letters of concern and well wishes that I receive in the mail every day.  Although I may not be able to write everyone back, please know that they have been received, read, acknowledged, and appreciated. With Love back, MLH'