Lauryn Hill Apologizes After Furious Glasgow Fans Slam Her Extreme Tardiness & Short Performance

Published: Sunday 4th Aug 2019 by Rashad

If New Jersey-born singer Lauryn Hill has admitted (and repeatedly proven) her energy has difficulty aligning with the time zones of her native country, what chance in hell did European fans think they’d have of enjoying a prompt arrival from the R&B diva?

The above are among the questions circulating around TGJ HQ as tweets come flooding in from hundreds of outraged attendees of Saturday night’s Playground Festival at Glasgow, Scotland’s Rouken Glen Park (August 3).  Hill, among the headliners, was reportedly scheduled to hit the stage at 9:30p local time.  She not only missed her time slot by an hour, but did not show up until 30 minutes before the event’s curfew and – as a result – had to shorten her set to a measly half hour.

Performing six songs through boos, jeers, and disappointment, the singer informed the crowd her tardiness was due to celebrating her son’s birthday (Zion David Marley born August 3).  A day after fielding slams of ‘rip off’ and ‘con artist,’ Hill took to social media today to lend a ‘sincere’ apology.

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Hill – currently on the road in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the release of her groundbreaking debut album ‘Miseducation’ – has been plagued with criticism for excessive tardiness to and even absenteeism on many of the shows on its list of dates.  More times than not, the songstress has taken to social media to offer an apology and blamed some circumstance out of her control as the reason for the mishap.

Ay yi yi! We can only hope future shows do not know a similar fate.  As indicated her post (seen above), her time in Europe for the trek has ultimately just begun.

[photo:  Getty Images]

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  1. Dc August 4, 2019

    Anyone who goes to see her this what they deserve

    • david mcgrath August 5, 2019

      100%

  2. Rico August 4, 2019

    I mean who actually still pay for a ticket to see lauryn. And if you do you deserve every bit of her tardiness 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • david mcgrath August 5, 2019

      i knew years ago ms hill was letting fans down.with her agitated antics on stage towards band members and sound engineers.not to mention unrecognisable songs.One album,a good one at that, says a lot about her.Bit of a money making attempt i feel.

  3. Jasmine August 4, 2019

    Fans need to STOP buying LH tickets! This is not new! She has done this for years. Clearly, she is an older legendary act who does these tours as easy money grabs. Her heart has not been in it. The only way this will stop is if she loses money by people not buying her tickets!

    • kevo August 5, 2019

      I totally agree Jasmine…I’m so confused why fans are so surprised.
      Like you said, her heart is not in this anymore…her heart is only in Zion lol

  4. Jeans August 4, 2019

    Agreed! So over her excuses. It’s laughable at this point. Lauryn just admit you don’t care and your heart ain’t in it! HAVE A RECLINER!

  5. Fancy BISH August 4, 2019

    I’m lmao thinking about Lauryn being late and not giving NO FCKS 🤣 She just walks slowly into the venue humming and smelling like incense and shea butter lol…she even gets her a bite to eat and a cold drink…I can’t 😂

    • What would Whitney do. WWWD August 4, 2019

      Pimp slap the b**** obviously somebody needs to slap the s*** out of her…

      Where are The pimps….. Y’all not pimpin’ more

  6. #Formulation August 4, 2019

    Aint nothing new… keep it moving

  7. 7E August 4, 2019

    We love her and all, but she got to stop disrespecting people. they are paying money to see her.

  8. S.U.P.E.R.S.T.A.R.!. August 4, 2019

    Why do people keep putting up with her BULL?! She is so freaking rude! She has NO respect for anyone. Stop purchasing tickets because it does nothing but enable her disrespectful behavior.

  9. Fifi August 4, 2019

    At this point, if you CHOOSE to waste your money going to see this disrespful B****, then that’s on you. She has been treating fans like crap for years. She will not change.

  10. ERIC August 4, 2019

    It’s a pitiful excuse, because she’s with her son every day. She doesn’t know how to schedule a show to allow herself a week or month in advance to celebrate a birthday? She can’t blame the venue for shutting off her sound and keeping to a schedule just because time isn’t important to her.

  11. #TheTruth August 5, 2019

    Her apologies are worth NOTHING.
    The few times she makes headlines are always for her disrespect for audiences who PAY to see her live and let her make a living out of it.

    I don’t know why she stays booked anymore….

    I guess I got very lucky when I saw her live because she was on time. The show was very disappointing tho…

    If people are offered a small showcase then she should be refunded half the price of their ticket. It’s lies and robbery at this point.

  12. gege August 5, 2019

    She sounds dumb!

    pure trash!

    Like please stop embarrassing yourself AND WASTING PEOPLE TIME!

  13. Casual August 5, 2019

    Promoters need to dock a quarter of her pay if she does not appear at the venue an hour before stage time and half if she does not make it to the stage on time. I bet she would get herself to these shows on-time if she had to start performing at a loss.

  14. david mcgrath August 5, 2019

    i knew years ago ms hill was letting fans down.with her agitated antics on stage towards band members and sound engineers.not to mention unrecognisable songs.One album,a good one at that, says a lot about her.Bit of a money making attempt i feel.

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