Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lauryn Hill Signs Record Deal with Sony


It's Sony to the rescue after Lauryn Hill is given two weeks to come up with half a million dollars or face jail time for tax evasion...

On Monday Lauryn Hill was given a reprieve from sentencing after pleading guilty to failure to file tax returns in 2005, 2006 and 2007 on a reported $1.8 million.

In court it was revealed Lauryn just signed a million-dollar recording contract with Sony and would be able to borrow the money to pay her delinquent tax bill.

The judge appeared unmoved telling Ms. Hill's attorney, “This is not someone who stands before the court penniless. This is a criminal matter. Actions speak louder than words, and there has been no effort here to pay these taxes.”

Lauryn Hill's next sentencing is May 6.

91 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am happy to know that someone came to her rescue. I hope she does not go nuts on them. Lauryn made Sony a lot of money back in the day. I really hope she makes a strong come back.

Anonymous said...

Good for her cause she has children to take care.

Anonymous said...

Sony may live to regret this. I am not expecting another round of the MisEducation but she may deliver us another crazy Unplugged ...

Anonymous said...

Yay, New music!

Anonymous said...

Even if she makes a bad alum it will always be better than the best Bey album.By the way i thoutht bey was lauryn's friend and since she is a so called "billionnaire"why didn't she borrow her 500 000 dollars.Smoke and mirrors i guess...

Anonymous said...

Hope all goes well with that!

Anonymous said...

@2:41PM GTFOHWTB!

Anonymous said...

Even if she makes a bad alum it will always be better than the best Bey album.


no it wont... youre delusional..




By the way i thoutht bey was lauryn's friend and since she is a so called "billionnaire"why didn't she borrow her 500 000 dollars.Smoke and mirrors i guess


when did beyonce say they are friends???

Anonymous said...

Um, good luck with that, Sony

Anonymous said...

Yassss!!!!!
Lauryn I pray you and your family are covered by the blood of Jesus dealing with them Sony devils
See how they did Michael so please be careful cause your true fans know why you had to get out the business for a minute and why you play crazy
We love you Lauryn!!!!

Anonymous said...

Glad that Sony helped her out.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, she just signed up to be Sony's certified slave now. Bigger meltdown on the way...

Anonymous said...

2:41 every one is so damn concerned about what beyonce is doing even when shit aint got nothing to do with her. Did Beyonce ask Lauryn for money when Lauryn was at her peek making millions?... NO! So why is it beyonce obligation to pay Lauryn's Taxes?... Beyonce may know Lauryn but neither one of them ever claimed to be besties, so beyonce don't have to give her JACK!

Anonymous said...

She signed a deal with Sony, they give her an advance to pay those
taxes, and when she performs she acts bi polar again.

Anonymous said...

UNPLUGGED WAS THE BUSINESS. IT WAS WAAAAYYYYYYY OVER THE HEAD OF TOO MANY. WHAT? YALL CAN'T COMPREHEND IF IT DON'T GOT A BEAT??!!

FOLK REALLY NEED TO CHECK THAT OUT AND STOP BEING SO SUPERFICIAL. IT'S THE INSIDE THAT COUNTS AND THAT WOMAN WAS SPROUTING MUCH WISDOM ON THAT ONE, BUT FEW PAID IT ANY ATTENTION BECAUSE OF HOW SHE LOOKED OR THEY WERE MAD ABOUT HER RELATIONSHIP WITH ROHAN.

BUT THAT UNPLUGGED??!! THAT WAS FIRE AND ONLY THE DEEP, ONLY THE TRULY CONSCIOUS GOT THAT ONE.
TOO BAD YALL SLEPT ON IT, BECAUSE THE GIRL WAS STRONG AND SHE TOLD THE TRUTH.

THE WORLD HATES THE TRUTH, THOUGH. IT LOVES LIES AND DECEIT AND BETRAYAL. BUT THE TRUTH??!! THAT GETS KICKED TO THE CURB BECAUSE IT'S UGLY AND IT CONVICTS YOU.

Anonymous said...

Black folks always looking for hand outs

Explain to me why beyonce should pay Lauryn's taxes again?

Anonymous said...

She signed a deal with Sony, they give her an advance to pay those
taxes, and when she performs she acts bi polar again



BASICALLY!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know how to feel about this. Lauryn dropped out of the game because she no longer wanted to be apart of the machine. Now, that same machine and TPTB have come to bail her out. These people really have these celebrities by their balls, don't they? She absolutely doesn't have anothe 'Miesducation' era album to feed her hungry fans, but maybe she can serve up something altogether delicious just the same. I need her to collaborate with D'Angelo, Maxwell, Jill Scott and other old skool neosoul artists from the '90s and bring that flame back.

As a side note, I wonder what kind of ritual or agenda they're going to have her on to groom her back into the spotlight. We already have Beyonce and Nicki Minaj playing the oversexed, overhyped Jezebel roles complete with blonde wigs and surgically enhanced parts. I feel some kind of way about Lauryn returning to music because we all know it's not 'just' about the music. It's about the imagery and agenda that an artist can push with their music, which is usually damaging or hurtful especially when we're talking about a machine as big as Sony.

It makes me wonder what kind of price she has to pay to get out of this mess she's in.

Anonymous said...

3:01 Gave me Chills
Cosign

Anonymous said...

i am sick of every post on every blog, somebody got to tie Beyonce in to it.

I mean, stop the madness. How old are you people? Is Beyonce the only person you know.

If that's the case, then you need to get off the computer and get your butt to the library and study music and history. Beyonce ain't did jack for her name to be coming up at the mention of air.

just because you say her name a billion times a day doesn't make her the truth.

can we get one post without mentioning that woman especially if the post dont got nothing to do with her??! come on sheeple. I dont' click on to her stories because I don't care for her at all. And I sure don't want to read about her everywhere I turn. Sheesh!! Yall need to get a life because Beyonce sure got one!

Anonymous said...

3:01 Gave me Chills
Cosign

3:04 PM


glad to seesomebodyfeelsme!! thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute a few months back didn't Lauryn release a long ass letter blasting the industry talking about how bad and evil it is, and now she's going back into it?!... She's only doing it obviously for the money and not for the music. I don't think she will be able to top the miss education of Lauryn Hill and she is only setting her fans up for disappointment.

Anonymous said...

wishing her all the best

Anonymous said...

Remember her ONLY album was sued for stealing tracks!

Anonymous said...

Co-sign 3:01 all day. Unplugged is the truth and nothing but :)

Anonymous said...

I hope that she does something with this opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Sony better watch out she is going to take that money and then go move to the top of a mountain somewhere. And dare them to come and get there money back.

Anonymous said...

I hope she at least start of making some music for the Best Man sequel. Yall remember she remade turn the lights down low for the Best Man movie. Please come back to us Ms. Lauryn.

Here to tell you fools!! said...

so what, all yall prophets now??!!

be careful of how you judge Lauryn. it's coming backatcha!

Anonymous said...

3:42 You judge someone off of their past behavior and Lauryn has proven that she is bat shit crazy. That's why her fans that paid to see her live shows left her concerts disappointed because they refused to acknowledge the fact that this is not the same Lauryn from the 90's this new Lauryn is a unpredictable nut job. If anyone is expecting "Miss Education of Lauryn Hill" Lauryn then you are setting yourself up for failure.

Anonymous said...

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, one of the top 5 greatest albums in the last 15 years. Your faves("king") could never. But we all know what this deal is, Sony is just bailing her ass out, Lauryn aint recording shit.

Anonymous said...

@3:52
Past behavior is not always a predicament of future behavior
We can be acquainted with people in the past but have no idea about their present life or what their future holds so please stop pigeon holing people by what you think you know

Anonymous said...

^^^3:56

Anonymous said...

I hope Ms. Lauryn is saving the best for last...

She has always seen the pitfalls in the industry-let's hope that because she is older and wiser now she can deal with the BS better and not let it weigh so heavy on her.

She has children to support, a home to keep, bills to pay- I pray that this time she grabs that $$$ and keeps herself and her family together. Yes its a dance with the devil, but God is with her and she will get what she needs out of the industry this time.

God Bless and good luck to her-a beautiful strong black woman trying to take care of her business.

Anonymous said...

This is the beginning of the end for her. This is how they got Whitney with those million dollar advanced checks signed with blood. If she makes a great album they will milk it to death(literally). If the album doesn't make and money they will kill her off and make it look like an overdose just like Whitney.

Anonymous said...

4:05 uh wasn't it just last week that Lauryn said she hadn't paid taxes in years because she feared for her and her families safety... LOL

Yea the bitch is still wacko hate to break it to you delusional stans. Watch yall gonna waste yall money on her "bail me out of jail" album and go to her concerts only to have her show up two hours late and rush through her entire show like she's been doing for the past couple of years.

Anonymous said...

4:18 and if they do that to Lauryn it will be no ones fault but her own, because she released a letter detailing how dark and evil the industry is which means she knows first hand how bad it can get and she is willingly signing back up for it.

She gets no sympathy from me she made MILLIONS and there is no reason why she didn't pay her taxes. Shit I have to pay my taxes every year so should she!

Anonymous said...

Fuck the Court System the Pig judge just wants to make an example out of Lauren some of these Devils haven' t paid taxes at all!!! "Everybody knowns that thier Guilty,Everybody knows that they Lie" Peace & Love Lauren, cause this is bigger than music this is to put a stop to and change what comes out of her mouth .( see Dave Chappelle ) if she signs that contract and God forbid something happens to her it's win, win for Sony cause her music will be on pad commercials , McDonalds commercial with happy ass people eating chicken and people will say, "she was acting crazy."For all you Youngin this is why Prince had Slave written on his face.

Anonymous said...

SHE MADE A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL TO STAY FREE..GOD BLESS!

Anonymous said...

aw l-boogie! u were doing so well! you finally got over that island dyck fever! finally go that marley boy out of ur system...u was maintainin!

im sorry, but i would rather u do a wesley bid than go back to the matrix/sony!

TMOLH is a classic. i didnt listen to the unplugged. seeing her for a minute on mtv or vh1 looking like a bag lady hurt my soul, i could not watch or listen to that nervous breakdown. i may try to listen to a few songs from that unplugged...to me what i saw was puzzle factory rambling at its finest. po thang!

Anonymous said...

Fuck Ya'll in my * Ving Rhames Voice * Lauryn

Anonymous said...

@3:01- sadly people didn't unsterstand unplugged. It was a message we desperately needed to hear, but not many we're listening.

I really feel for her, not because she didn't pay her taxes, but because she was forced back into a contract with those who seek to use, commoditize and suck the life out of her.

Be strong lauryn.

Anonymous said...

4:54 Oh,so cause she didn't 't have tons of makeup and butt pads that makes her a bag lady ?? Really?? She looked like she was dressed down and chillin to me.
So damn brainwashed Smh. Face the wall for that idiot .

Anonymous said...

too bad the people who helped her create miseducation wouldnt piss on her if she was on fire. LOL!! BE CAREFUL WHO U BACKSTAB CUZ U MAY NEED THEM ONE DAY.

Anonymous said...

*sigh* I wish her the best. However, the signing up with $ony just doesn't sit well with me. It is as if she had no choice. She should have paid her taxes to avoid all of this. Something tells me its some behind the scenes shenanigans going on. $ony is not to be trusted.

Anonymous said...

3:01 you Life giver you. I was thinking the very same.

Anonymous said...

There goes her soul. Sony is the DEVIL ! Praying for you, Lauryn.

Anonymous said...

Guess you could look forward to a collaboration with the tag alongs.

Anonymous said...

omg how many times is 3:01 gonna co sign herself??

Anonymous said...

lauryn is just gonna take the money and run... or half ass her concerts as usual...sony just got played

Anonymous said...

3:01 and 4:58 Cosign

Anonymous said...

Most of the comments are coming from 3:01pm co-signing herself.

Anonymous said...

Hunty, Miss Hill's face is SITTING in that green rim light. I'm living for this picture, bitch! LIVING I tell you!

Anonymous said...

I guess she had to sign that deal with the devil or else...

KG DA said...

SHE DONE GAVE IN AND SIGNED WITH THOSE DEVILS .... SMH. So much for getting out. May The Lord be with you, Lauryn......

Anonymous said...

3:39 You stupid LMFAO 5:09 you hAtin cause you couln't get it LMFAO . And on that note I'm out lololololo "What dat unplug-did mean?" LMAO

Anonymous said...

@ 5:22

hey 3:01 [waving]

Anonymous said...

5:16 pm, I am 3:21, not 3:01 (fyi). Whether they co-signed their self or not on other posts does not really matter. The message is just as powerful. You should listen to the album :)

Anonymous said...

$ony knows talent when they see it and of course, they only see a money maker. Lauryn is the truth. However, I wish she had not signed with these demons. Oh well.....

Anonymous said...

lauryn is a homewrecking song stealing hoodrat. she doesnt even practice what she preaches.

Anonymous said...

Lauryn Hill is an amazing real artist. Glad she is returning to the music scene even under these circusmstances. Yet, I am a bit apprehensive. Just wish her dealings were not with sony. Then again, all these companies are about the same.

Anonymous said...

5:32 Why the hate? In regards to song stealing....let's not open that door.

Des'ree, anyone?

Anonymous said...

@5:26PM... there is no message in that music. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

I agree @3:03. What is this? Hasn't Lauryn been all about avoiding and calling out the power structure and she's associating herself with Sony professionally AGAIN? I mean, what's really good Lauryn?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Sony, where the hell are those Two remaining Maxwell albums in that Trilogy? It's not that last album didn't freaking Sell. Dayum!

I Talk Reckless On the Internet said...

Hmmm...I guess we can all climb down off her uterus. She got it.

Anonymous said...

ahh, Lauryn got a new pimp...

Anonymous said...

@6:09
Thank you! Where the hell are the last two installments from Maxwell's trilogy? To tell you the truth, I wasn't completely blown away by the first album, but I supported him all the same with his sexy ass. I still miss the hair. Something about that hair. I can get myself off all day watching some old Maxwell videos..
Sorry folks, TMI? Lol

The Real Fedup said...

I pray the peace that can come from this one she is with her family in peace and she gets back in this game and really drop knowledge with a good album! Unplugged and Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was the shit!

The Real Fedup said...

@609... For real I am itching for those other albums! I loved his comeback......Bad Habits is the shit!

Anonymous said...

She wouldn't be in this situation has she paid her goddamn taxes. Yes, the industry was demonic to her but still render unto Caesar! I don't feel sorry for her! Niggas make me sick not knowing about how to spend, save and regulate their finances!

Anonymous said...

Don't be so quick to jugde, God got a way of blessing you even if the Devil got to deliver it!

Anonymous said...

Sorry I mean judge!

Anonymous said...

@3:01 when Lauryn said let him that have an ear, let him hear- thats what she meant! Everybody didn't even get a glimpse of what Lauryn was really saying but those that needed to got it. It saved my life, true tea.

If Lauryn does another CD of the calibur of Miseducation then all of these lacefront smoke and mirrors, sex sellin performers will have no more place in music.

If anyone can save music its Lauryn

Anonymous said...

Sorry......Sony is the Devil. Two World famous Icons with deep history attached to this label have already died during the beginning of major comebacks.

L-Boogie signed this new deal under duress. I wonder how long the contract is, it's terms, what she promised to deliver for this bailout? I hope an advance of a little over $500,000 doesn't translate into being the costs of her Soul.

Anonymous said...

Expect laryn hill to get a bleach job , a nose job and some new titties. A lot of coochie poppin and and girl on girl grinding to sell her album

Anonymous said...

@5:59 if you didn't get the message then it wasn't for you to get! lmao

God is real.

Bee Gee said...

"This is a criminal matter."

Shut the fuck up. Man I really hope L takes care of this shit. Maybe if O'Drama sponsored her like he sponsors Beyonce at every turn he can get some real soulful shit back in his system and help a sista out at the same time.

Anonymous said...

Glad someone came to her rescue. Don't blow it this time, Lauryn. Pay your taxes, secure you and your children and drop those Rastafarian refugee's.

Anonymous said...

She is really gorgeous. Rohan said that Lauryn has hundreds of unreleased songs that no one has heard. This should be a phenomenal album. Look at the trash that Beyonce is releasing and compare that to the legend that is Ms.Hill. I wouldn't even call the noise Beyonce releases music.

Anonymous said...

I haven't been on the blogs in a lil while. This here is the best news i've read all day. Welcome back Ms. Hill.

I love "Repercussions" and have been excited for her return to music since that song was leaked.
#realtalent #realmusic

Anonymous said...

Oh shit they done got her! SMH!

Anonymous said...

best of luck to you, lauryn. i'll be listening...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Hunty, Miss Hill's face is SITTING in that green rim light. I'm living for this picture, bitch! LIVING I tell you!

5:17 PM


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LMMFAO!! Lauryn is very beautiful... The way this comment is worded had me dying, i could picture a gay man saying this with all types of theatrics.

Anonymous said...

The sad part about this is if she'd handled her business from the beginning she wouldn't be in this mess. She's about to get one of those trademarked Sony Oki-doke Michael Jackson deals. They'll help her out in her current situation but she's going to stuck with them for a long while trying to get them a return on their investment. That's great you don't feel like performing or recording but you still need to pay your taxes so you don't end up in shit like this.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! Look here qtip head! U can't get out of the game... Mike tried to warn u. You thought u could have it your way didn't u? No you will be playing the harp for Saul for the rest of your life!

Anonymous said...

First of all, there is no law on the books that state we are legally required to pay taxes.

Second, I see Lauryn has biten the bullet and resold the soul she bought back from Wycleff years ago.

Poor thing.

zeeedeee said...

Thank God l boogie got her look together...love her and it was very sad to see her strugglin and lookin like it...lauren on her worst day can blow out any popular mainstream artist of today...she has undeniable talent grace and deep insight....whether this next cd is goin to the top is questionable cause of the duress but i would bet she will still put her mark on it....her decision to sign again looks to come from a mother desperate to save her kids....i commend u miss boogie...wyclef will burn slowly in hell for what he did to this woman...

Anonymous said...

@4:21

Lauryn Hill mentioned her “safety” because those celebrities are under constant surveillance. When they sign those contracts, they are propaganda pieces for the entertainment industry, especially the celebrities that are allowed to blow up.

The entertainment industry is set up for people to end up broke and perpetually in debt, particularly the black celebrities. This economic system in general is set up for people to be perpetually in debt, so basically the more you make, the more you owe. The entire entertainment industry is set up this way. An artist or athlete is fronted money, and they have to work off that money. Once that contract is signed, whatever money is fronted, and whatever money is loaned (in order to live a “lavish” lifestyle) is owed with interest. Basically, they’re hoes.

Anonymous said...

I am 4:58 and was only cosigning 3:01 because its true. For those of you who truly heard nothing of what lauryn said in unplugged, I pity you. I say 'truly' because I think many heard the message and choose to deny it.

BTW...I'm a 35 year-old, white gay man from Boston, who lives in Europe. And no, I'm not Nicole!! Although where has that bitch been? Lol!

Anonymous said...

Attention fans, Lauryn has just been Shug Knighted! Michael and Whitney, Tupac....people who signed their lives away. Let us pray!

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