Alicia Keys Pens Letter to Lauryn Hill Judge / Lauryn Weighs In

Published: Thursday 9th May 2013 by David

 We didn’t know it then, but during Lauryn Hill‘s recent tax related tribulations a number of entertainers made it their mission to help her during the difficult time. One of these entertainers, being ‘Samsonite Man’ singer Alicia Keys.

Indeed, in a letter thanking all who wrote to the case’s judge in the hopes of saving her from jail time, Ms. Hill praised the star and many others for their  support.

Read below…

Via Tumblr, she shared:

“I want to extend a sincere thank you to the following people, who wrote letters to the judge on my behalf:

Linda Banks, Edison, NJ
Davonne Breedlove
Binna Choi, Beijing, China
Hafiz Farid, East Orange, NJ
Miriam Anne Banks Farrakhan, Union, NJ
Vincent Gardner, New York, NY
Michael Green, Fair Bluff, NC
Elitta Harden, Ft Worth, TX
Mrs. Valarie Hill, South Orange, NJ
Maureen Hogan, Jersey City, NJ
Walter Jones, New York, NY
Alicia Keys
Elena Lau, Toronto, Canada
Jerald Miller, New York, NY
Tracy Morris, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Elise Munoz, France
Bunmi Olukoya, Laurel, MD
Jimmie Pierre, Trenton, NJ
Cherisse Pittman
Gabrielle Fulton Ponder, Atlanta, GA
Dominique Reese, Oakland, CA
Chris Schwartz, Philadelphia, PA
Ashley Scott, Brooklyn, NY
Derek Singletary, Astoria, NY
Dr. Sara Tai, Manchester, UK
Suzette Williams, Teaneck, NJ
Lisa Willis, Philadelphia, PA
Stevie Wonder
Jonathan Wunderlich, Cabarete, DR

And thank you Jerald Miller, for taking the initiative to put this together.
I also want to thank all of my family, friends, business associates, and fans who have called, emailed, sent texts, and posted messages of concern, encouragement, and support. I appreciate the well wishes, and I thank you for your prayers.
Also, to anyone who may have written letters that we did not know about, thank you also, all of you.
I will have more to say soon, but did not want to further delay expressing my appreciation.

Thank you again,

Read here for more on Lauryn’s case.

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  1. the real xoxo May 9, 2013

    That shows that Alicia is a real friend, not an industry c***.

  2. My Forehead Tho May 9, 2013

    I know I’m going to hell for laughing when I seen Stevie Wonder on that last.

    • Bey Fan May 9, 2013

      me too….we going down

  3. Danni May 9, 2013

    If only all tax theifs got that kind of support -__-

    • Didi May 9, 2013

      Exactly !! Bet nobody would write us letters if we didn’t pay our taxes and were sent to jail. Alicia Keys would defend her, with her HOme wreckin ass.

      • James227 May 9, 2013

        Where are the big guns Jay-Z, Diddy, Wil Smith,Rihanna, Beyonce, Oprah. These people are making big money and could afford to help without putting a dent in their monies.

  4. Xoxo May 9, 2013

    Why not send money and pay off what she owes? Duh!

  5. truth(i will draaag the F*** outta icki and her stans) May 9, 2013

    Sam u ooooone shady b**** lol. U made SURE to put Stevie Wonder at the end so ppl would c it

    • R&B fan May 9, 2013

      what is wrong with Stevie? Confused?

      Stevie is Lauryn Hill’s idol.

      he also createst the GREATEST R&B Soul album of all time

      he also was the only artist to win album of the year grammys 3 times in a row.

      he also recvd the presidential honor award

      he is also Obama’s favorite artist

      do ur homework

      • R&B fan May 9, 2013

        created R&B’S GREATED album

  6. Vee May 9, 2013

    Um, what exactly are they excusing? She dodged the system and got caught, if normal people cant get away with it why should she?

  7. bash May 9, 2013

    whatever…pay your bills LAURYN!

  8. Just Saying May 9, 2013

    That probably made the judge even more certain that she deserves to go to jail. Some of us are poorer than she’ll ever be and dont have a host of celebrity friends.

  9. lotus May 9, 2013

    Who cares. Why the f*** hasn’t Sam posted about xtinas new duet with Alejandro Fernandez. Xtina vocals slay the basic b****** even when she sings Spanish…

  10. Tiffany22534 May 9, 2013

    Alicia Key’s Baby

  11. POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 9, 2013



    WTF did happen to my eyes ?

  12. Nats May 9, 2013

    Of course the home wrecker would defend the fraud!

  13. Tisha May 9, 2013

    And what exactly did those letters say?

    “Dear Judge, I know Ms. Hill made millions of dollars and didn’t pay her taxes but you see she’s a great artist and she makes beautiful music so please don’t lock her up”

    Sorry, no sympathy. If you choose not to pay then be strong enough to accept your punishment. There’s 0 confusion here and all the mysterious talk from Lauryn doesn’t change anything.

  14. soulmusiclover May 9, 2013

    stay strong lauryn!! we love you!

  15. lexi May 9, 2013

    Lauryn is a idiot, she should have just paid her taxes. She made millions of dollars now her six kids wil be away from their mom.

  16. the best dancer May 10, 2013

    lauryn will be ok, she is just “sick”. her fmily needs to step in to help her

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