Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to 3 months in prison. Apparently signing a new deal with Sony couldn’t save the refugee from Uncle Sam.
Even though she made things right and paid off her nearly $1,000,00 tax bill, Ms. Lauryn Hill is on her way to federal prison. Today a judge in Newark, New Jersey gave her a 3 month prison sentence that will be followed by 3 months of house arrest and 9 months of supervised release.
During her hearing Lauryn Hill compared her tax troubles to slavery.
“I was put into a system I didn’t know the nature of. … I’m a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me,” Hill said.
She continued, “I sold 50 million units … now I’m up here paying a tax debt. If that’s not likened to slavery, I don’t know what is.”
Lauryn Hill was ordered to report to prison on July 8th.
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