Earlier this week Lauryn Hill explained away her absence at the Grammy Awards claiming her performance with The Weeknd had never been confirmed [click here if you missed that].
Later, after it was revealed that the real reason for her absence was that she was late, the President of the Recording Academy speaks out...
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow explained at a press conference,
"When it came to show time, we were told she was late – three minutes out, seven minutes out and she didn't make it. She didn't make the performance, she didn't get into the building on time."
"If I have to be some place on time, I figure out how to do that. But great credit to The Weekend. With all best intentions, things changed, but he killed it."