Ah, Sure, Well Ok Then…

Me, I would blame my accountant

Lauryn Hill Blames Slavery as She’s Jailed for $500,000 Unpaid Tax Bill

Reclusive soul superstar Lauryn Hill has been jailed over an enormous unpaid tax bill.

Fugees singer Hill, 37, was sentenced to three months’ jail followed by three months’ home confinement for failing to pay $500,000 to the taxman in the United States.

…During her trial, Hill was ordered by the judge in Newark, New Jersey to undergo counselling because of her conspiracy theories – including that artists are being oppressed by a plot involving the military and media.

…Shortly before she was arrested last year, Hill penned a diatribe declaiming the music industry.

In the rant, Hill blasted pop music for a “climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism.

“Over-commercialisation* and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual.”

During her trial, Hill claimed she is still forced to live under the pernicious economic hierarchy imposed by the slave trade.

She told the court: “I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them. I had an economic system imposed on me.”

*in case you’re wondering I believe this is a Latin phrase that means “earning lots of money.”

What a whack-a-doodle.

And really? She’s only getting 3 months?

One Response to “Ah, Sure, Well Ok Then…”

  1. nightfly says:

    She paid back a huge honkin’ hunk of the dough before sentencing, which probably has something to do with her lesser sentence. One suspects that the judge would have given her probation or house confinement only had she not decided to sing the Tinfoil National Anthem.

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