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:
Fresh off losing a battle against the IRS, Lauryn Hill is picking a new fight!
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!
Looks like Lauryn Hill could very well be getting a musically-inclined cell mate!
On the bright side, wouldn't they would make a GREAT singing duo??
Pras is a wise, logical man.
The former Fugees member is pretty confident that even though Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to 3 months of hard time, she probably won't have to serve it.
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!
Why should stars like Lindsay Lohan get off for their reckless run-ins with the law and not Lauryn??
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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There’s no denying that Lauryn Hill has had it rough lately, with being sentenced to jail and all that, but she’s thankful her fans have had her back the entire time!
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!
We're super stoked Lauryn Hill pushed out her first single in years, but the release is bittersweet because it came out the same day a judge sentenced her to three months in prison for tax evasion!!
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:
Holy shish kabobs, we can't believe this is really happening!!
Lauryn Hill was just sentenced to three months in jail for tax evasion!!!
She claims to have paid the gov't her $970K in back taxes BEFORE the sentencing, but apparently that didn't sufficiently impress the judge!
Now the phenomenal former Fugees star faces a three months stint in a federal prison and will spend another three months on house arrest after that!!
Damn!! That hurts!!!
The 37-year-old star knew she was in hot water after pleading guilty last year to several counts of tax evasion on earnings of around $1.8 mil, but we doubt she expected this outcome!!
Lauryn delivered a statement in court today and compared her situation to slavery — she said: