Hip Hop has been missing Lauryn Hill like she was it’s birthmother that abandoned us in our most crucial years but the rapper/songstress has finally fessed up to why she decided to leave the game.
After it recently hit the web that Ms.Hill was being charged with three counts of misdemeanor failure to file taxes, with a lengthy post on her Tumblr she breaks it all down.
In part of it she says:
“I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns! I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival.”
She continues on her tax troubles:
“I conveyed all of this when questioned as to why I did not file taxes during this time period. Obviously, the danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution.”
“My intention has always been to get this situation rectified. When I was working consistently without being affected by the interferences mentioned above, I filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family.”
The femcee closes her statement with a clarifying message to her fans. She says:
“To those supporters who were told that I abandoned them, that is untrue. I abandoned greed, corruption, and compromise, never you, and never the artistic gifts and abilities that sustained me.”
Lauryn Hill has always been working her way back into the game and it would be ashamed if these tax issues got in the way of that. Hopefully it gets cleared up soon!
Check out the full Tumblr post here!