Lauryn Hill Sentenced to 3 Months for Failure to Pay Taxes

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    Lauryn Hill was sentenced yesterday (May 6) to three months in prison for failure to pay about $1 million in taxes.

    Last year, Hill pleaded guilty to tax evasion, but she had a good reason. Sort of.

    She said:

    “I needed to be able to earn so I could pay my taxes, without compromising the health and welfare of my children, and I was being denied that.”

    She wasn’t clear about why she was denied that.

    L Boogie recently signed a $1 million dollar record deal, and used the advance to pay upwards of $970,000 in back taxes, and even released a new single.

    At the time of her arrest last year, Hill wrote a criticism rejecting pop culture’s “climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism.”

    “Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual,” Hill wrote. “I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns! I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival.”

    She also said she hadn’t paid taxes since she withdrew from society to guarantee her family’s safety but that she always intended to rectify the situation.

    I’m lilD, and that’s the Word Eye Heard. Guess she doesn’t have to worry about her hair…

    via TheWordEyeHeard

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