Cousins! Lauryn Hill is addressing comments made regarding her reputation of being constantly late for her shows!
While appearing on stage in Los Angeles for her 25th-anniversary debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn defended her infamous tardiness.
“Yo, y’all lucky I make it on this blood ras stage every night,” said the Grammy award-winning rapper on Saturday November 4th. “I don’t do it because they let me do it. I do it because I stand here in the name of God and I do it. God is the one who allows me to do it, who surrounded me with family and community when there was no support.”
She added, “When the album sold so many records, and no one showed up and said, ‘Hey, would you like to make another one?’ So I went around the world, and I played the same album over and over and over and over again. Because we are survivors, and we’re not just survivors, we’re thrivers.”
According to reports from Complex, Lauryn addressed comments about her lateness a few years back in 2020. Within a post to Facebook, she expressed that her being late to shows was not out of disrespect to her fans but rather due to her alignment.
“I don’t show up late to shows because I don’t care,” she wrote. “And I have nothing but Love and respect for my fans. The challenge is aligning my energy with the time, taking something that isn’t easily classified or contained, and trying to make it available for others.
She continued, “I don’t have an on/off switch. I am at my best when I am open, rested, sensitive and liberated to express myself as truthfully as possible.”
Cousins what are your thoughts on this?