Yesterday the President of the Recording Academy shot down Lauryn Hill's claims that she was never confirmed to preform at the Grammy Awards stating the real reason her duet with The Weeknd never happened is because she was late [click here if you missed that].
Lauryn Hill clears the air...
In a statement to Pickfork reps for Lauryn Hill explain,
In regards to the comments this morning from The Grammys, CBS did announce Ms. Hill's performance, there were official Grammy television ads that ran for a couple of days naming Ms. Hill as a performer on the show. Her camp was unhappy about this. They had made it clear from the start that although Ms. Hill was going to attempt to make the show, she could not confirm, as there were too many logistical issues that could potentially prevent the performance from happening. The performance was also supposed to be a surprise. This was discussed with Grammy organizers, and the TV spots were pulled. As previously mentioned, Ms. Hill attempted a last minute rush to LA, to see if this could happen, but unfortunately timing that day kept it from being a reality. Ms. Hill truly appreciated the invitation, and the efforts made by all parties to try and make the performance happen.