Lauryn Hill just bought herself a couple weeks of freedom.
The R&B legend was to be sentenced to prison today after pleading guilty to blowing off her 2005-2007 tax returns … but the sentencing was moved to May 6 to give Lauryn a chance to repay a chunk of her $968,000 tax debt.
Hill’s attorney said the singer recently signed a million-dollar recording deal with Sony … she was also planning to take out a $650,000 loan to put toward the bill.
Hill faces several years in prison … but her attorney is hoping for probation.
A pricey new record deal would certainly help her cause to pay Uncle Sam. Late last year she hit the road with Nas for the “Life Is Good/Black Rage” tour.