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Lauryn Hill has turned herself into a Connecticut federal prison to serve her three month sentence after pleading guilty to three counts of tax evasion for forgetting to file a whopping $1.8 million in returns from 2005 to 2007.
The soulful singer reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury this morning for a minimum security stay in barracks-like housing.
Nope. Lauryn isn't getting
On the day before going to prison for three months for unpaid taxes, Lauryn Hill went on at great length in an open letter on Tumblr about racism and, in turn, reverse racism.
Here's what she had to say:
"The concept of reverse racism is flawed, if not absolutely ridiculous. Most, if not all of the negative responses from people of color toward white people, are reactions to the hatred, violence, cruelty and brutality that they were shown by white people for centuries."
Lauryn went on to further question the legitimacy of reverse racism based on historical context:
And we don't like it one bit!!
If the lyrics to her new track Neurotic Society are any indication, the singer/rapper extraordinaire blames the LGBT community for the degradation of civilization!!
Ugh!! We wish we were kidding!
In the song's opening verse, the former Fugees star negatively references "drag queens," "pride fiends," and "girl men."
While it was first reported that Mary J. Blige owed a heaping $900,000 to the New Jersey state in taxes, we've come to learn that she actually owes an INSANE $3,426,255.43 in total between NJ and federal taxes!!!!!!
The Grammy winner ignored bills from the IRS in 2009 for $574,907.30, 2010 for $2,203,743.53, and 2011 for $647,604.60 AS WELL AS the initial $901,769.65 she needs to cough up to the Garden State.
Let us also not forget that she defaulted on a $2.2 million bank loan and the charity that is suing her for never paying back a $250,000 loan.
We'd advise her to break out that check book and fast, but something tells us not even an uber-successful songstress like Mary has that kind of cash!
On the bright side, wouldn't they would make a GREAT singing duo??
Pras is a wise, logical man.
How did he come to this conclusion??
"I doubt she's going to do three months. Listen, if Lindsay Lohan doesn't do any time than why would she do time?"
Lauryn would NOT be the first celeb to be released from prison early!
Not to mention — while tax evasion is a MAJOR offense — this is Lauryn's first time in front of a judge and it was a completely non-violent charge.
We suppose we'll just have to wait and see how long the soul sista is forced to wear an orange jump suit.
But do YOU think Lauryn deserves three months of jail time??
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Last night, using social media outlets, Lauryn publicly recognized all the people who sent letters to the Judge on her behalf. And it was quite a lengthy list!!
She additionally posted the following message along with that list:
Ugh!! Her life is like a roller coaster right now!
Ch-ch-check out Neurotic Society and try and guess what she's pissed off about (above)!
We're happy Lauryn is back blasting bad-ass new tunes, but it doesn't sound like any of those lyrics are coming from a place of love.
On Facebook, she released this statement: