New York rapper Foxy Brown recently gave a heartfelt reaction to the news of Lauryn Hill preparing to begin a three-month prison sentence on a tax evasion conviction.
Shocked by the news Hill has to do time behind bars, Foxy promised to reach out to her and have a conversation prior to the sentence beginning.
“This is definite? My girl Lauryn is about to go to jail? What a lot of people don’t know is me and Lauryn had a lot of late night talks. Yes, yes. My blood cousin is one of Lauryn’s best friends,” Foxy explained in an interview. “She’s one of the ones besides Jay that said, ‘I don’t want you to change that dancehall hip-hop. Please don’t ever change that. I need that, I need that, I need that.’ I told her, ‘I need you. We’re the two dark skin [stars]. We’re the ones that kicked the door down. I need ‘you’ to be okay.’ Lauryn, whoa, that just kind of, wow. I’m definitely going to call her. Definitely.” (“The Combat Jack Show”)
Brown also recalled having to serve nearly an entire year in jail back in 2008.
“You can’t prepare for going into commissary with 400 other girls, having two outfits for the entire year, two jail suits. You’re shackled like criminals. This is real. We were shackled. When you’re going to a visit, you have to be completely shackled. Literally, it’s, oh Lord. Wow. [Did anyone step to me in jail?] No — the girls loved me. I had the one or two CO’s that’d hate because I had a million letters and then they would [do random searches] and go through every letter. Stuff like that.” (“The Combat Jack Show”)
The Fugees’ Pras recently said he believed Hill will likely avoid having to serve a full three month term when she reports to prison.
“I don’t know about that,” Pras said when asked about plans of a possible Fugees reunion. “Nah, I haven’t spoken to her. But I did leave a call for her. You know, if she gets back to me, you know. I just wanted to reach out to her and be like, ‘Whatever you need, I got your back.’ I doubt she’ll do three months, thought. Nah. Listen, if Lindsay Lohan doesn’t do any time, why would she do time? You feel me? [How are things with me?] Everything’s great. Great. Yeah, you know, I’m good. You know what? I ain’t got no tax problems, that’s what it’s all about. You gotta stay away from that.” (TMZ)
Despite paying off the debt, Lauryn still received prison time when she appeared 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)
Check out Foxy Brown’s interview: