News: Lauryn Hill Just Lost Another One, Loses Messy Dispute
Monday, Jun 3, 2013 3:00PM
Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill is less than a month away from being forced to begin a 90-day stint in prison but has come to terms with landlords to ditch her New Jersey crib.
Details of the living situation loss surfaced online early Monday (June 3).
Lauryn Hill is throwing in the towel in a bitter dispute with her landlords -- just in time for PRISON -- she's finally agreed to vacate the NJ mansion after they sued her for eviction last month. TMZ broke the story ... Lauryn's landlords accused the singer of failing to pay her rent in March, so they filed an eviction lawsuit against her. Lauryn has since reached a settlement with the landlords, agreeing to pay $7,000 in rent and vacate by May 31st. It's unclear if she's gotten the hell out just yet. Lauryn probably would have put up more of a fight, but she's been ordered to report to prison for tax evasion by July 8 ... so she won't have to worry about room and board for a little while. (TMZ)
Heading into the weekend, Hill spoke to fans via a Tumblr post and decoded her new "Neurotic Society" track.
"Neurotic Society is a song about people not being, or not being able to be, who and what they truly are, due to the current social construct. I am not targeting any particular group of people, but rather targeting everyone in our society who hides behind neurotic behavior, rather than deal with it. The world we live in now is, in many ways, an abhorrent distortion, an accumulation of generations and generations of response to negative stimuli. Many don't even have a concept of what normal is, by virtue of having lived afraid, ashamed, as victims of abuse, or inadequately handled for so long. I believe in coming up from under that fear and allowing the psyche/soul to truly heal. I understand that healing is a process, but I also believe that it is our responsibility to seriously care for ourselves, so that we can extend that level of concern for others and positively affect our environment. I want what is best for Humanity. Humanity, aligned with the Spiritual principles, that help each individual conquer fear, and transcend limited circumstance. I believe in healing and dealing with the traumatizing events of our lives, both in this lifetime, as well as those passed down to us, or inherited, so we can live as fully as possible." (Lauryn Hill's Tumblr)
Despite a strong backing, Lauryn still received three months behind bars after appearing in court last month.
Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill was sentenced Monday in New Jersey to 3 months in prison on federal tax charges. Hill pleaded guilty last year to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. A judge two weeks ago said Hill had paid only about $50,000 of more than $500,000 she owes. She faced up to a year in prison on each of three counts. Her attorney was seeking probation for her. (ABC Local)
Coincidentally, the renowned singer paid off the outstanding debts prior to her appearance.
Lauryn Hill, on the eve of her scheduled sentencing on federal tax evasion charges, has paid off the balance of more than $900,000 she owed in back taxes and penalties, her attorney said on Sunday. The Grammy-winning musician is scheduled for sentencing on Monday in U.S. District Court in Newark, New Jersey on three charges she failed to file tax returns on more than $1.8 million between 2005 and 2007. She faces up to a year in jail for each charge, but the final sentence is expected to be adjusted based on her repayment of the money, her attorney said. She owed at least $504,000 in federal back taxes as well as state taxes and penalties that brought the estimated total to more than $900,000. (amNY)