Breaking News: Lauryn Hill Sentenced To Three Months In Prison For Failing To Pay Taxes

Published: Monday 6th May 2013 by David

‘Lost Ones’ songstress Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in prison by a Newark judge today, for failing to pay taxes to the tune $1.8 million.

Full story below…

Sentenced to three months behind bars, three months of house arrest and a further 9 months of supervised release, the entertainer was sentenced after raising $970,000 to pay off her debut…not enough to keep her out of prison.

Speaking to the sentencing judge, she explained today:

“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.”

This unfortunate news marks the latest tax related drama to hit the world of Black music, after Rap icon Lil Kim came under the heavy hand of the law and media for allegedly evading tax from the years 2002-2009, as explained here.

Lauryn has up until July 8th to report to prison.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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  1. SLAYRIAH CAREY (COLLECTING WIGS SINCE MAY 15, 1990) May 6, 2013

    She’s trending on twitter

    • Dance Queen May 6, 2013

      No1curr

      • JuGou May 6, 2013

        I just got paid $6784 working off my laptop this month. I was shocked when my neighbor told me she was averaging $95 p/h, and she convinced me to try. I can’t believe how easy it was once I tried it out. The potential with this is endless. This is what I do, Rich4.Com_

    • Stony May 6, 2013

      TAKE THAT PIC OF NICKI OUT YOUR AVI NOW

      • truth(i will draaag the F*** outta icki and her stans) May 6, 2013

        SHUT UP B****!!

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (COLLECTING WIGS SINCE MAY 15, 1990) May 6, 2013

        OK. I’ll change it in two days, just for you.
        <3

    • truth(i will draaag the F*** outta icki and her stans) May 6, 2013

      She goes to jail over taxes but that funky b**** ICKI is allowed to run free with horse teeth, squid eyes and a brick booty scaring the f*** out everyone and rapn badly. not to mention that fish p**** smelling perfume she has in that ‘c3p0’ in pink drag with a tacky wig lookn ass bottle and putn out PFRR. Hell she should go to jail for that RR ALONE honey. It so unfair what they doin to laryn when u c what they’re letn icki get away with. (sheds tear for laryn chile)

  2. Omari May 6, 2013

    Oh no. Lauryn 🙁

  3. _DATBOYLUKE_ May 6, 2013

    On the one hand it’s f***** up that people like Lindsay Lohan can get away with ANYTHING but on the other hand Lauryn knew what she was doing when she decided not to pay her taxes and now is paying the consequences.

    Everyone knows don’t f*** with your taxes, That’s what they got Al Caponse for… I dunno why famous people think they are exempt from taxes SMH… I do like her new song though.

  4. Mya May 6, 2013

    Damn Lauryn. Its sad that its gone like this for her as such a beautiful artist but everyones struggling these days, using your children is not an excuse, we all have them struggles and some of use aren’t even celebrities smh.

  5. HALF AMAZIN May 6, 2013

    Lauren Hill is starting to annoy me with this. and after that horrible song that was just released the ability to take her seriously is declining. Normal people pay their taxes, I do t understand wtf is wrong with all these people who have more money, better accountants, and better resources o_O.

  6. Hive May 6, 2013

    Bahahahahahahahahaha, #DumbBitch its her own fault i dont feel bad not one bit

  7. amy May 6, 2013

    That’s so bad after she raised all that money

  8. My Forehead Tho May 6, 2013

    Three months ain’t s*** when you look at the year(s) she was facing.

    See you after the summer, girl.

  9. Queen Barb May 6, 2013

    Toodles B****!

  10. VANNY May 6, 2013

    *waits for the hater’s to say this is also nicki’s fault* just like some of you said kim getting sued is also nicki’s fault smh… anyway i love lauryn hill i really hope she gets back on her feet!! KEEP YOUR HEAD UP MAMA…

    • Dance Queen May 6, 2013

      Let a b**** try nicki today gurl *rolls eyes b**** im ready*

      • VANNY May 6, 2013

        @dance queen….. yassss hunny me to!! lol

  11. Dance Queen May 6, 2013

    Lawl!!!!!!!!! Loooool…

  12. KEY May 6, 2013

    Dammit Lauryn.

  13. RoyalKev May 6, 2013

    Nooooooooooo! I can’t believe this!

  14. Stony May 6, 2013

    Nicki would never,

  15. lily May 6, 2013

    Lil Kim is next

    • Stony May 6, 2013

      Yaaaaas

  16. i hate news like that May 6, 2013

    the system is f***** up.

    throw away the calculators. be human.

  17. POP ROYALTY (Bohemian Grove) May 6, 2013

    well………

  18. Suicide Blonde May 6, 2013

    This unfortunate news marks the latest tax related drama to hit the world of Black music>/b>

    Really, i love her but i’m poor and i pay my taxes, she’s rich and she doesn’t.

    America truly is the land of the free, home of the brave.

  19. . : : h 2 o : : . May 6, 2013

    I live in a backward 3rd world country . . Who’s Lauryn Hill?

    And why is this “breaking” news?

    • Suicide Blonde May 6, 2013

      LMAO, Where are you from?

      • . : : h 2 o : : . May 6, 2013

        Syrian Arab Republic.

    • Nats May 6, 2013

      The same person Beyonce indirectly defended at the BET awards when she won after them lil boys threw shade at Lauryn.

      • Nats May 6, 2013

        Well actually, it wasn’t really indirect.

      • . : : h 2 o : : . May 6, 2013

        Well, I didn’t even know about BEYONCE until 2010 . .

      • Nats May 6, 2013

        Wow. Who would’ve ever known!!

      • . : : h 2 o : : . May 6, 2013

        OH!!

  20. xedos May 6, 2013

    A company like GE don’t pay any taxes.

  21. DOSSOME May 6, 2013

    i think the sentence is pretty fair,she was facing a longer time…90 days and it’s all over,no complains from me

  22. Nats May 6, 2013

    Shes lucky she only got 3 months. Everyone would do that for their kids if they could Lauryn, but unfortunately it turns out worse for them in the long run as you have proved!

  23. NΛVI May 6, 2013

    As much as I love Lauryn I have to admit she was in the wrong and she had it coming. She thinks she’s above the “system” and now she’s paying the consequences. I hope you youngsters take note and pay y’all taxes like every other man and woman who walks this country whenever it’s due. Why must she refuse to pay her taxes and my parents must bust their necks to pay theirs?! That’s how I look at it.

    • Baps World May 6, 2013

      What about Mccain and Guenter that owes taxes!!!

  24. Baps World May 6, 2013

    Every black celebrity goes to Jail for taxes. So all the white celebrities pay their taxes. So Lindsey Lohan avoids jail yest Lil Wayne, T,i and every other rapper goes to Jail. John Mccain owed on his taxes, and our very own Treasure Tim owed on taxes and he worked for the white house, but yet avoided jail time. Wesley Snipes, Ron Isley, and now Lauryn Hill…smh @ Hollywood1!!!!!

  25. HoneychildPlease May 6, 2013

    The Incarceration of Lauryn hill album should be good…

  26. Sass May 6, 2013

    Smh. I dont have sympathy for people who do this they only have themselves to blame. And when you are a celeb with MONEY it makes you look even worse.

  27. Teflon Boy May 6, 2013

    I’m not going to make jokes because going to prison is no laughing matter but on a personal level this has been hanging over her head for a while so it may be better in the long run to just serve the time, draw a line under the situation and move on. As long as she can arrange good care for her family, then her time in jail could be a good time for self-reflection. I can’t imagine that she will be treated badly as most people know who Lauryn Hill is and would likely treat her somewhat respectfully (although this may be completely naive on my part). In any case 3 months is do-able.

    • yeah May 7, 2013

      naah 3 months in lockdown will take it’s toll on her, just like anyone else in jail. Unless she’s given a space where she is by herself, I dont think things will ever be easy. Keep in mind that she’s going to jail where people don’t care who you are or where you’re from. It’s about surviving jail admist the horrendous conditions. But then you could be right, she might have it easy simply because she’s Lauryn Hill. I just wish Lauryn hadn’t rebelled so much st the point where her career was really going somewhere. Her reasons are really valid, but I think she took it to an extreme. But then again, people handle things differently…

  28. Tisha May 6, 2013

    The taxman is the ultimate gangster, you do NOT f*** with him.

    3 months is a blessing, look at Wesley.

  29. Suicide Blonde May 6, 2013

    Madonna, J.Lo and Beyonce looking great at the Met Ball.

  30. RIHKING (GODFATHER) May 6, 2013

    Smh In other news rihannas 777 tour special starts today.

    • SLAYRIAH CAREY (COLLECTING WIGS SINCE MAY 15, 1990) May 6, 2013

      What time?
      What channel?

      I want to watch it!

      • rihking (godfather) May 6, 2013

        gowrl you missed it

  31. Bow Down Bishes! May 6, 2013

    In other news…Breezy dumps Curry Goat, I mean Rihanna.

  32. TRUTH May 6, 2013

    Illuminti attacking her for telling the truth.
    While they protect that former drug dealer who stabbed someone because he promotes their satanic bs and is friends with the mayor.

  33. Nivea May 7, 2013

    chiiiiiiiiiild…..!!!!!

    THIS GOVERNMENT IS SOOOOO SHADY!!!

    -because she has NAPPY HAIR, she has to do time!!! s.m.h.

  34. the real xoxo May 7, 2013

    Why do all the Queens of Rap end up in jail?
    Kim, Foxy, Remy, Da Brat and now Lauryn.

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